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Massachusetts Motor Cycle Safety For Residents Over 55

According to reports, the rate of injuries and deaths for motorcycle riders is dramatically rising in the 55 -64 year old category. According to a study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, from 1998 to 2007, the rate of increase was 400%! The second largest increase was in the folks from 45 to 54 year olds. As lawyers who represent victims of motorcycle cycle accidents in Massachusetts, we urge riders to be safe out there.

A University of Rochester study concluded that older motorcycle riders have more frail bodies, and carry medical baggage that lends itself to inability to recover from injuries. At the Boston Medical Center Emergency Room, doctors report a disproportionate amount of head traumas from motorcycle accidents in older riders. Doctors attributed this to older folks having more stretched blood vessels, which are susceptible to tearing when stressed in an injury.