An 18-year-old woman is not expected to survive the head injury she sustained after falling off of a motorcycle.
Life Threatening Head Injury
According to Phoenix police, the woman had been traveling southbound on Seventh Avenue when she lost control of the motorcycle. She fell to the street, hitting her head on the pavement. The motorcycle stayed upright, continuing onto a sidewalk and hitting a wrought-iron fence before it slid into the northbound land. The motorcycle was struck by a pick-up truck that caused minor damage to the truck’s left front bumper.
Not Expected to Survive Head Injury
The woman’s name has not yet been released. Officer James Holmes said, “The victim was transported to a local hospital where, sadly, she is not expected to survive the injury.”
Speed Played Factor
According to police, speed is believe to have been a factor in this motorcycle accident. The investigation is still ongoing. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are when sudden damage is done to the brain as the result of a blow or jolt. The common causes are motorcycle crashes, falls, sports injuries, and assaults. Among people aged 1 to 44, TBI is the leading cause of death and disability, with injuries ranging from mild concussion to severe and permanent brain damage. If you have suffered a TBI as the result of a motorcycle accident, it is crucial you work with a lawyer to assess liability. You might be able to recoup some of the money lost from medical expenses and time spent out of work in recovery.
If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident or a pedestrian accident, you need the expert advice of lawyers such as those at Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC.