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American Idol star says motorcycle accident changed his life outlook

American Idol finalist Casey James knows firsthand how it feels to be involved in a serious motorcycle accident. The country singer is one of the fortunate motorcycle accident survivors that made a full recovery. The country singer says that he was involved in a motorcycle crash at the age of 21 which changed his outlook on life and made him a better person.

“It’s affected me as a person in every way,” James said. “It opened my eyes up to the fact that I was taking a lot of things for granted and you never know when could be the last time you say goodbye to somebody, or the last time that you play guitar, or sing. All those things being forefront in my mind now, I really appreciate everything that I’ve got and the time that I have.”

The singer’s priorities are making sure that he makes a “good mark on the world” and that he remains a good influence for his fans. He also stressed the importance on treating others with respect and intentionally making good decisions. After the motorcycle accident and American Idol, the country crooner toured with the wildly successful country act Sugarland and signed to Sony’s Nashville BNA Records.

Unfortunately, most of the motorcycle accident victims discussed on this blog are not as lucky as Casey James. Motorcycle accidents are typically very severe and result in the death of a motorcyclist or in catastrophic injuries. The likelihood of a New Jersey motorcyclist suffering several personal injury increases when the motorcyclist fails to wear a helmet.

Source: The Boot, “Casey James Grateful for ‘Opened Eyes’ Following Motorcycle Crash,” Gayle Thompson, Aug. 29, 2011

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