Two Missourians were injured in a Franklin County Missouri personal injury accident on January 7, 2012 at 12:56pm. The afternoon accident occurred on Route HH near Rock Church Road.
The accident occurred as Keith L. McGee, 40, of Ballwin, Missouri drove on southbound Route HH. The 2009 Kawasaki VR100 driven by McGee crossed the centerline of the roadway. The motorcycle crashed into a 2006 Dodge Dakota, driven by Walter F. Lee of High Ridge, Missouri.
Two Missourians sustained moderate injuries in the accident: Delores E. Utley of Osage Beach, Missouri and McGee. Utley, 72, was a passenger in the Dodge. Utley was transported to St. Claire Hospital by Meramec Ambulance. McGee was taken to Mercy in Creve Coeur. Both injured parties were transported by Meramec Ambulance.
Higher gas prices have encouraged many commuters to drive motorcycles. Motorcycle fuel economy tends to be much better than car or SUV fuel economy. Some motorcycles have been documented as getting hundreds of miles per gallon (mpg). However, owning and operating a motorcycle requires prudence.
Motorcycles require careful maintenance. Motorcycle owners should exercise care in choosing a mechanic. Motorcycles should only select mechanics who are competent. Motorcycle owners may be able to read reviews of various mechanics and motorcycle repair shops in making their decision. Negligent motorcycle repair can cause Missouri motorcycle accidents. Negligent motorcycle mechanics may fail to notice that the tires are improperly aligned or that the engine has problems that could lead to a failure. These mistakes may lead to a serious accident.
Motorcycle accidents may also be caused by the driver of a passenger vehicle. Car drivers may fail to notice that the motorcycle is driving on the roadway and crash into it. Car drivers should exercise due care to ensure that a motorcycle is not in their blind spot. Failure to exercise that care constitutes negligence.