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Belmont County, OH – One Killed & One Injured in Motorcycle Crash on OH-149

October 14, 2020 | 3 min read

Belmont County, OH (October 14, 2020) – A motorcycle accident in Belmont County resulted in fatal injuries on Tuesday evening. At approximately 4 p.m., on October 13, the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident on Ohio State Route 149.

Reports from authorities show that a 54-year-old man was riding a motorcycle on Ohio State Route 149. For unknown reasons, the motorcycle collided head-on with an SUV near milepost 7 in the Stewartsville area. The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV sustained undisclosed injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. At this time, the conditions surrounding the crash are under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio

Although more than 3,160 motorcycle crashes result in injuries each year in Ohio, more than 150 victims end up losing their lives. Although these vehicles account for nearly 1% of all traffic on roads across the country, riders are victims in nearly 15% of all traffic fatalities annually across the United States. Motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to the impact of other vehicles in collisions, to begin with. Being struck by multiple vehicles dramatically increases the chances of suffering from fatal injuries. Losing a loved one tragically and unexpectedly can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives.

When victims lose their lives in collisions, families are often left to deal with unbearable mental and emotional consequences. Many families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, deal with lost earnings, and suffer emotional and mental consequences. When families lose loved ones in motorcycle accidents, due to the negligence of others, they should reach out to an Ohio wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

The Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers at have fought aggressively to protect the legal rights of families throughout the state who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our attorneys strive to help those harmed moved forward in the best way imaginable after a life-altering collision. If your loved one lost their life in a motorcycle accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact our Ohio personal injury law firm at 800-713-9340 or 513-852-5600 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you.

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Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.