One of the most common motorcycling accidents takes place when a driver pulls out from a side street and crosses in the motorcyclist's path. Left-turn accidents like this happen so fast that motorcyclists have little time to slow down or stop to avoid the collision. These incidents are usually the fault of the driver who pulled out into the motorcyclist's lane prematurely.
There are a number of injuries that occur more commonly in these accidents than others. For example, if a rider isn't wearing a helmet, it's more likely that he or she will suffer a traumatic brain injury. Other common injuries include those to the neck, upper torso and legs.