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The risk of a motorcycle accident while sick

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents

From minor colds to devastating illnesses that result in hospitalization, people fall ill with many different bugs and they face a lot of hardships while sick. Daily tasks such as going to work, or even getting out of bed in the morning, can become incredibly difficult. Some people are able to recover quickly, while others may struggle with an illness for an extended period of time. Also, being sick can increase the likelihood of other things going wrong. For example, someone may be more likely to hit a motorcyclist while driving or find themselves in a crash while riding a motorcycle.

Being sick can interfere with driving and riding abilities in many different ways. Someone who is sick may be sleep deprived due to difficulty falling or stay asleep. They may be taking medication to help with their illness, which could lead to drowsiness. For example, cold and flu medicine can lead to severe drowsiness and even intoxication, which can be deadly on the roadway.

Someone who is suffering from an illness may also be distracted while driving. For example, they might take their hands off the wheel to reach for a tissue and blow their nose, or they could be sneezing frequently. This may cause them to collide with a motorcyclist. Furthermore, those who ride motorcycles and drive cars may struggle to pay attention to the road because they have a very bad headache, or because they are dealing with other symptoms that affect their performance.

If you were injured in an accident as a motorcyclist, it is important to explore your options.