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Motorcycle accident involving tractor leaves 1 man with injuries

As summertime rolls on, more and more motorcycles are on the roads. Riders are taking to country roads for the great sights and smells of open land that the city just cannot offer. The leisurely lifestyle and slow pace of the back roads hold a very real charm to Massachusetts riders. However, they can also hide new and unexpected dangers to unprotected motorists when a motorcycle accident occurs.

Police have not released the name of the motorcycle rider that was injured recently in a collision with a farm tractor. Details were scarce in initial reports as to the conditions that led to this motorcycle accident. However, we do know that the man was treated on the scene and was described as being in stable condition at Baystate Medical Center.

Prior to an ongoing investigation, there have been no criminal charges filed against either party involved in the crash. The driver of the tractor was unharmed, though his tractor was damaged in the collision. It would take a significant impact to damage a tractor with a motorcycle, leaving the question of what other factors were potentially involved that led to the collision.

In most places, tractors are not too common on public roadways. While motorcyclists often enjoy rides through the country, they sometimes have different risks than on major roadways. While this rider was fortunate to have escaped with his life, others are not so lucky.

Whenever a Massachusetts rider is involved in a motorcycle accident and evidence documents that another person's negligence caused the crash, a personal injury claim may be appropriate under our state laws to recover damages, including pain and suffering related to the injuries.

Source: The Republican, "Motorcyclist injured, but in stable condition, after accident with farm tractor on Route 47 in Hadley," Doron Tyler Antrim, Aug. 21, 2012

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