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Where do motorcyclists often get injured?

As a motorcyclist in Illinois, you likely understand that your preferred method of transportation comes with its fair share of danger. Even veteran riders can get into accidents, and because of that, it's beneficial to know where the most common motorcycle injuries occur.

Ride Apart did a feature on the body parts that are most at risk when riding a motorcycle. Possibly unsurprisingly, your legs and feet often take the brunt of the damage in non-lethal accidents. They're closest to the ground, which means they often suffer from some sort of impact any time your bike falls over or you fall off of it. You may also have your legs pinned by other vehicles in an accident simply because of how you're situated on your motorcycle.

Additionally, injuries to the head and neck are a very close second to leg injuries. The shoulders, chest, and upper back are also susceptible to damage, but not quite as much as your neck or shoulders. Whiplash is one fairly common injury that motorcyclists need to look out for. Obviously, damage to the head is a huge concern considering the fact that there's very little separating your skull from the world around you. This is why safety advocates press for every motorcyclist to wear a helmet when on the road.

Unfortunately, motorcyclists often face more damage and more severe injuries than other drivers simply due to the way a motorcycle is designed. However, being aware of what areas you need to protect the most may help you to avoid serious issues in the future.

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