The past ten days have seen two fatal motorcycle accidents in Michigan. The first occurred on October 10 in Bark River Township in the Upper Peninsula, when a 20-year motorcyclist collided with a deer, left the roadway, and struck a tree and fencepost. The second accident involved a Grass Lake man who lost control of his motorcycle and hit a road sign.
In general, motorcycling is a safe and enjoyable hobby. However, it is not without risks. Like any motorist, the motorcyclist must pay constant attention to his or her surroundings. The motorcycle rider is especially vulnerable in the event of an accident – what would be a mere fender-bender in a car could be a catastrophic collision to a motorcyclist.