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Neurosurgeon settles lawsuit stemming from California bike crash

Though there are multiple ways to legally enjoy California roadways, there are certain conditions that could prevent alternative methods -- such as bicycles and motorcycles -- from being safely utilized. For example, poor roadway design and inattentive drivers could easily cause harm to bicyclists. In fact, a woman has recently settled a lawsuit after she was injured in a bike crash.

The incident happened in May 2016. The female victim, who was 53 years old at the time, was biking to work at Travis Air Force base where she worked as the chief neurosurgeon. She was reportedly in a marked bike lane when she was struck from behind by a box truck driven by a county employee.

Fatal accident in California takes life of 7-year-old

Most parents in California and across the globe are committed to ensuring that the best interests of their children are met. For some people, this may even involve moving to a new country to start a new life. Unfortunately, a couple who has recently taken such action is now facing what is likely their worst nightmare -- their son was recently the victim of a fatal accident.

The incident that led to the child's death occurred on a day in early September. According to reports, the young boy was riding his scooter in a driveway. Unfortunately, he is said to have been struck by a sports utility vehicle driven by a 44-year-old man.

2 injured in California motorcycle accident

Most drivers in California are aware of the importance of driving safely. Unfortunately, something as simple as drifting into another lane of traffic can often result in an accident with injuries that will have lifelong consequences. In fact, police report that two people were recently injured in a motorcycle accident.

The accident happened just before 7:30 p.m. on a day in late August. According to reports, a sedan struck a motorcycle. Both riders, including a male driver and female passenger, were ejected from the motorcycle.

Safety tips for off-roading on California trails

California has miles of off-road trails that are perfect for people who love riding dirt bikes. Just like riders on the roadways, trail riders should follow some basic safety rules.

The California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Program offers the following recommendations:

  • As on the roadways, off-roaders should stay on the right side of trails
  • A person passing from behind or traveling uphill has the right of way; riders should yield the right of way any time it's not obvious who has it, unless when it isn't safe to do so
  • Dirt bikes must yield to horses, hikers, runners and mountain bikes
  • Visibility tends to be very low when approaching curves and the crests of hills; riders should approach these slowly with the assumption that there are other vehicles ahead
  • Some hills may be too steep to ride up; a rider shouldn't ride down a steep hill unless he or she already knows that the dirt bike will make it back up
  • Non-motorized trail enthusiasts may share some of the same areas, so it is important to know whether horse riders, joggers, hikers, bicycle riders and others may be present and watch for them

Liability in California bicycle accidents

People in California have many options regarding traveling from point to point. Because traveling by bicycle is often cheaper and better for the environment, many choose to travel by this method. Unfortunately, bicyclists often face additional hazards, especially since they have little physical protection when involved in bicycle accidents.

Unfortunately, the consequences of an accident can create serious financial implications for victims. An injured cyclist may need lifelong medical treatment while accidents that result in a fatality can create both emotional and financial burdens for surviving family members. As such, many victims choose to file a civil lawsuit against the parties deemed responsible.

California motorcycle accident sends man to hospital

For people who spend a great deal of time behind the wheel of a vehicle -- which is, unfortunately, the reality for many people living in California -- there are many things that may be taken for granted. For example, it may be easy to overlook the importance of traffic lights or the potential ramifications of driving while under the influence. Unfortunately, police believe that alcohol may have contributed to a recent motorcycle accident that sent a man to the hospital.

The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. on a day in August. The accident is said to have involved a 33-year-old driver in a passenger vehicle. The driver reportedly failed to stop at a westbound light.

Victim airlifted after California motorcycle accident

There are a variety of different hazards that motorcyclists face. In fact, because of their smaller size, they may be more difficult to see if proper vigilance is not shown. Unfortunately, a recent motorcycle accident shows the potential harm that motorcyclists face as they travel California roadways.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on a day in early August. According to reports, a male motorcyclist was headed westbound when a vehicle driven by an elderly man attempted a left turn into the path of the motorcycle. The two collided as a result.

Motorcycles, racing and a legal connection

Motorcycle riding can bring out the competitive nature of those who want to do more than simply use their bikes as a means to get around.

Some of the people who catch the motorcycle bug will take their passion to the next level and become professional racers, which is when they will likely need legal services.

California woman questioned in fatal accident

There are many obstacles that motorcyclists in California and across the country face. In addition to being aware of road conditions that would not phase drivers of more traditional vehicles, the smaller size of motorcycles can make them more difficult to see if other drivers are not vigilant. Unfortunately, investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of a recent fatal accident involving a motorcycle.

Reports indicate that the accident happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. on a day in late July. When rescue workers arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered a 28-year-old male motorcyclist lying in the road. Though treatment began at the scene, the man passed away after being transported to a trauma center.

Motorcycle accidents: California police search for truck driver

Traffic in major cities can be challenging at various times throughout the day, particularly during morning and evening rush hours. As such, all drivers must remain vigilant and drive defensively at all times, especially motorcyclists who could find themselves victims of motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, a man has recently lost his life in an accident involving a tractor-trailer.

The incident happened one evening on a day in July. According to reports, a 39-year-old man on a motorcycle was headed home from work on a California freeway. Unfortunately, the driver of a tractor-trailer veered into another lane, striking a sedan. That sedan struck another vehicle before hitting the concrete median and traveling into the path of the motorcyclist, causing a collision.

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