On Sunday, November 8th, a Toledo auto-motorcycle collision left two people hospitalized. The Toledo Police said the crash that happened on the city's west side caused severe injuries to the victims.
The motorcycle was at the intersection of Sylvania and Buell, west of Douglas Road, around 3:25 p.m., when the crash happened. The impact of the collision ejected the 59-year-old rider of the two-wheeled drive, Kenneth Noonan, and his passenger, Shelly Shaws, both residents of Toledo.
Medics took the two to the hospital, where they received treatment. Noonan, as of the morning of Monday, November 9th, remained in stable but critical condition. Shaws suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is also in stable condition.
The driver of the involved car, John Hallet, suffered minor injuries, received treatment, and was released. The police did not reveal the circumstances that led to the Toledo auto-motorcycle collision and have not filed any charges at the time of this report. The investigation is ongoing.
An auto-motorcycle accident causes debilitating injuries to the motorcycle rider due to the bike's open design. Therefore, it is imperative to determine who is at fault between the motorcyclist and the driver to decide if the victim is entitled to damages.
To determine who is at fault, the investigators will look at elements of speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, aggressive driving, road rage, and disobedience of traffic rules and regulations. Anyone found guilty of any of the preceding would be liable to pay damages to the victim.
It is vital to hire an Ohio automotive accident attorney for a case assessment and representation. An attorney would help you get the highest possible compensation, which ordinarily covers medical bills, loss of income, physical and emotional trauma.