There are many dangers that motorcyclists inherently face. Often, riders are aware of these dangers, such as that their smaller size may make them more difficult to see, and can take appropriate action in response. However, some actions of other drivers in California roadways are difficult to anticipate, making it impossible to avoid some motorcycle accidents.
Unfortunately, a recent accident reportedly sent a motorcyclist to the hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol. Witnesses to the accident report that a sports utility vehicle was headed north in the fast lane of a highway. The driver reportedly veered into the two-way turn lane, causing the southbound motorcyclist to take action to avoid a conclusion.
Despite his efforts to avoid an accident, the SUV reportedly sideswiped the motorcyclist. The latter, and his bike, were left lying on the highway, and passing motorists stopped to provide aid. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. on a day in late March. Details regarding the severity of the injuries suffered are unclear, but the rider is expected to survive. Although police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were factors, the incident remains under investigation.
Injuries such as those suffered in motorcycle accidents can create significant physical and financial setbacks. Medical bills, in combination with lost wages, can easily and quickly become overwhelming. As a result, many people injured as a result of another person’s negligence often choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney with experience with such cases can help California victims fully understand their legal options and take appropriate action.
Source: auburnjournal.com, “1 injured in Highway 49 motorcycle-SUV crash“, Gus Thomson, March 30, 2018