An accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Even if a motorist is paying attention on the road, another driver's negligence can be the cause of a crash. This is especially true for motorcyclists. A motorcycle accident can happen for a number of different reasons, one being a lack of awareness by other drivers.
California Highway Patrol was called the scene of a motorcycle crash that occurred south of Fresno. A motorcyclist had been riding on the highway and was coming up to an intersection. The driver of a pickup truck apparently did not see the motorcycle and pulled out into the intersection.
The collision occurred in the early hours of the morning. When the pickup pulled out in front of the motorcyclist, he had little time to react. According to the report, the motorcyclist attempted to swerve out of the way but was unable to avoid hitting the truck.
When an accident involves a motorcycle, the injuries are often serious if not fatal. Motorcycles are much smaller than many of the other vehicles on the road. Injuries and damage can be even worse if one or both of the vehicles was traveling at high speeds. In this particular case, the motorcyclist had been traveling at a speed around 55 miles per hour.
The motorcyclist was seriously injured and immediately transported to a nearby medical center, then airlifted to another hospital. While his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, he remains in serious condition.
When accidents occur because of another driver's negligence, the accident victim can take steps to recover compensation for injuries, expenses, and even lost wages. It may seem like a complicated process - speaking with someone who understands the implications of an accident can help.
Source: Hartford Sentinel: "Motorcycle crash leaves Corcoran man hospitalized," Joe Johnson, Oct. 12, 2011
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