A motorcycle accident this past Saturday resulted in the death of a 52-year-old man from New Haven. WFSB Channel 3 Connecticut reports that Timothy Rosa died on scene from injuries sustained in a collision between his Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Honda Element SUV driven by 47-year-old Debra Denhart. Denhart was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The circumstances of the accident are still under investigation.
While we do not know the cause of this particular accident, there are already lessons we can draw from these sad circumstances. The first is that fatal motorcycle accidents can happen to riders in any age group. The second is that fatal motorcycle accidents can happen at any time of day. Statistics tell us that motorcycle accidents are more common among younger riders and occur more often when it is dark. However, the horror of motorcycle accidents can strike at any time, and can injure old and young riders alike.