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Motorcyclist Injured after Indianapolis Accident with SUV

August 10, 2011, Indianapolis, Ind. – An accident that occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 2, left a motorcyclist in critical condition, according to a story on IndyStar.com.

According to the newspaper’s website, the Northwestside crash happened between Robin Smith, a 55-year-old motorcyclist, from Indianapolis, and 70-year-old Donald Haskett, the driver of the Toyota SUV. It happened around 4:30 p.m. at Georgetown Road and 56th Street.

Haskett was westbound on 56th Street when he turned left onto Georgetown Road. At the same time, Smith rode across the intersection on a 1994 Honda motorcycle. As the SUV turned, Smith crashed into its left side. Police investigators said signs indicate that Smith had the right of way; however, no citations were issued.

Smith was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police said they don’t think alcohol contributed to the crash.

If you’re a victim of a traffic accident that was a result of another driver’s negligence you should speak with an Indiana personal injury lawyer about your legal options. You may be entitled to file a claim.

As a service to the residents of Indianapolis and the surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Indiana that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.

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