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What happens if a car turns left in front of your motorcycle?

You are never sure what situations you will encounter while riding your motorcycle. It's best to be prepared for anything.

For example, there may be times when a car turns left in front of your bike. While there is nothing wrong with this, it can be extremely dangerous if you're traveling at a high rate of speed and the other driver doesn't leave enough space.

If a driver fails to see you and incorrectly judges your speed, he or she could make that left turn when it's impossible for you to stop. This could result in a serious accident.

The best way to avoid trouble is to keep your eyes on the road in front of you. If you see somebody approaching to make a left turn, immediately slow down and prepare to stop.

Regardless of the situation, begin to slow your motorcycle as quickly as possible. The slower you're moving, the better chance you have of avoiding an accident. Even if there is a collision, you want to be moving as slowly as possible.

In the event of a crash, wait for an ambulance to transport you to get treated at the Emergency Room. It's likely that you've been injured, so immediate treatment is a must.

Once you receive medical attention and have a treatment plan in place to heal your injuries, you can learn more about the crash and focus on your legal rights. If the other driver was negligent and caused your accident and injuries, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Source: RideApart, "10 Common Motorcycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them," Wes Siler, accessed Feb. 10, 2017

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