There are many safe motorcyclists on California roadways. Some may even go to extreme measures to maintain their safety. Unfortunately, if a collision occurs, there are few physical barriers to protect motorcyclists from an impact with a vehicle or the road. In fact, a man in California is in critical condition after he was involved in a recent motorcycle accident.
The incident happened one morning on a day in late April. According to reports, a 35-year-old man was riding eastbound on a California roadway. Unfortunately, a westbound sedan driven by a 20-year-old man crossed the double-yellow line, causing a head-on collision.
The motorcyclist was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the impact and landed in a dirt area. He was transported to the hospital as a result of the major injuries he suffered in the crash. Officials are still working to determine what caused the younger driver to cross into oncoming traffic. It is unclear if criminal charges are expected or if the driver of the sedan was injured in the crash.
Unfortunately, a motorcycle accident such as this can create long-term complications for California victims. Not only does the man potentially face a lengthy recovery due to his physical injuries, he could also face significant financial consequences due to lost wages and medical costs. Often, those who are injured by another person’s negligence will choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. A successfully presented case could result in a financial award. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these victims fully understand their rights and take appropriate action.
Source: timesofsandiego.com, “Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Head-On Crash in Fallbrook“, Debbie L. Sklar, April 26, 2018