As a motorcycle accident lawyer, I stress this mantra all the time: Improper riding training leads to motorcycle accidents. Anyone who rides in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, or anywhere in between, knows that there is no shortage of folks in California lacking the skills necessary to safely ride a motorcycle. Clearly, the same is true in Arizona.
According to the Arizona Republic, a 45-year-old woman crashed through a plate glass window during what I can only assume was her very first motorcycle lesson.
The woman was being taught by her husband. What do you want to bet it was on his bike — which I’m guessing was a lot bigger than the 125cc or 250cc bikes the Motorcycle Safety Foundation usually lends out for their training sessions.
His instructions were not quite up to par, it seems, because the woman lost control of the bike, crashed through a planter, up over a curb, and yep, through the plate glass window of a warehouse.
Fortunately, the woman’s injuries do not appear to be too serious — it is reported that she’s been treated for a broken leg and broken wrist.
There’s an obvious lesson here, folks. If you have a loved-one who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle, show you care by insisting that they take a motorcycle safety course. Don’t throw them onto your Harley or Ducati, point to the throttle, clutch, and brake, and hope for the best. Unless, that is, you want to see your wife or husband crash through a window. But if that’s the case, perhaps you need to see a different kind of professional.