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An accident of any kind can be devastating. However, because of their size and weight, truck accidents can be particularly tragic.

A motorcycle driver was recently flown to the hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in a truck accident. The accident happened around 10:45 a.m. yesterday morning near the Baltimore County line along Harford Road.

Officials say the motorcycle driver may have been speeding and driving recklessly. The driver crashed into a dump truck as the truck was trying to cross Harford Road.

The 27-year-old motorcycle driver's condition is not known. The truck driver was not injured in the accident.

Early reports indicate that the driver of the motorcycle may have been at fault. However, people who are injured in accidents because of a truck driver's negligent behavior may be able to pursue legal action in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. Compensation that is awarded may be used to cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Although there are legal options available to accident victims, it is important that action is taken in a timely manner. An investigation should be completed immediately after the accident to ensure that negligent parties are held responsible.

Working with trucking companies and their insurers can be difficult. It is for that reason why it is often wise to rely on the expertise of a personal injury attorney.

Whether people are driving a car, truck or motorcycle, all motorists must be attentive and responsible. This accident is proof that reckless behavior can cause tragic accidents. Every driver must do all that they can to prevent accidents.

Source: WBAL.com, "Motorcycle-Dump Truck Collide in Harford County," June 27, 2012

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