People in California may often underestimate the importance of traffic signs, especially stop signs. Drivers must not only come to a stop but also determine that the way is clear before proceeding. Unfortunately, a man recently suffered critical injuries in a motorcycle accident that happened at an intersection involving a stop sign.
The incident happened one evening on a day in June. Police claim that the victim, a male motorcyclist in his 50s, was driving north on a California roadway. According to reports, he was struck by a vehicle exiting the parking lot of an apartment complex.
Police say that the driver of the vehicle stopped at a stop sign before proceeding into the intersection. Reports indicate that the man suffered critical injuries but is expected to survive. Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle suffered minor injuries; both remained at the scene as did a witness to the collision. Police do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were factors, and no charges have been filed; however, the accident remains under investigation.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists often suffer serious injuries when involved in a collision with a more traditional motor vehicle due to the lack of physical protective barriers and their smaller size. Often, victims in California are left facing a long and difficult recovery, preventing them from working. As a result, those who are injured in a motorcycle accident can face financial instability. Fortunately, there are legal options that, if successful, can help them with the bills and other losses associated with such injuries.