Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic. Imagine driving down the street and getting into a head-on collision with a driver who pulls out in front of you in his or her vehicle. There's little time to stop, and now you face injuries like traumatic brain injuries or shattered bones. Sometimes, amputations are necessary because the damage caused is too severe to repair.
Leg or foot amputations are particularly common for motorcyclists, because these body parts are more likely to come into contact with the road on impact and to be run over or crushed by the motorcycle itself. The procedure to remove the limb or limbs will be done if there is a significant reason to do so. For instance, if there are severe burns on the limb, it may be safer to amputate the limb and prevent infection.