A motorcyclist has been sent to the hospital after crashing into another vehicle in northwest Harris County Wednesday night. According to witnesses, at around 5:40 p.m. a motorcyclist on a sport bike pulled out of a Wal-Mart parking lot, turning eastbound on Little York. The biker apparently punched the throttle on the motorcycle, accelerating at a very high speed. A woman was pulling off of Plantation Crest and began crossing Little York, near the 19800 block at the same time. Harris County Sheriff’s deputies say that the motorcyclist impacted with the driver’s side door of the woman’s vehicle and was ejected off of the motorcycle. The female driver was transported to Methodist Hospital with an injured arm and is in stable condition. The motorcyclist was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is currently listed in critical condition. Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation. Motorcycles provide fun and enjoyment for a wide range of people and they are an economical choice of transportation. In spite of this, however, riders of motorcycles face many dangers on the road. Motorcycle accidents are sometimes the root cause of very serious injuries. Because motorcycle riders are more exposed to the elements and all of the hazards of the road, they need to take extra precautions in order to be safe. For anyone who is riding a motorcycle, it is important to observe the rules of the road with an extra careful eye. Taking those extra precautions when you are riding on a motorcycle can do much to prevent accidents. Be sure to always wear a helmet when you are riding a motorcycle. When choosing the right kind of helmet for you and your passengers, be sure to look for the red dot or DOT sticker before you purchasing it. Make sure your motorcycle is in proper working order before setting out on the road. Check the headlights, the horn, tail lights, and turn signals. These devices are there to make you more visible to other motorists. Be sure never to ride with more than two people on a motorcycle. The only exception to this is if your motorcycle is equipped with a sidecar. Travelling at the posted speed limit is one of the easiest ways to avoid the potential of having an accident. Make sure that there is adequate following distance between you and other vehicles. Be sure to follow all signs and signals. Also remember that motorcycles often need more of a stopping distance than other types of motor vehicles do. Be sure to give yourself at least a two-second stopping distance between your motorcycle and any vehicle or object that is front of you. Increase that distance if you are on an open road, highway or Interstate. If you or someone you love has been involved in and injured in an accident involving a motorcycle or other motor vehicle, give our offices a call. Serious injuries or even death can sometimes be caused as a result motor vehicle accidents. This is why having an experienced attorney is essential. Medical costs, damages and other legal matters can best be addressed through the advice of a competent legal professional. When you call our office, we will take the time to match you with an attorney who is best suited to help you. After listening to the specifics of your case, they will take the time to outline options and help you file any insurance or legal paperwork that is needed. Our lawyers have successfully represented and served many clients in the area for many years. Call our offices for a free initial consultation.