Motorcycle accident injuries are often severe. This is due to the relatively unprotected nature of being on a motorcycle, which lacks the outer shell of metal and inner shell of airbags that many of today's automobiles employ to keep drivers and passengers safe. As a result, motorcycle accidents often leave riders and any passengers with life-threatening injuries, or even worse, these accidents could lead to fatalities.
A 31-year-old man was, unfortunately, an accident victim in a motorcycle crash in California recently, but the reports indicate that even though he did suffer some pretty bad injuries in the incident his life is not in jeopardy. According to the reports, the man was riding his motorcycle at around 9:00 a.m. on October 7 when he crashed into the rear of a Chevrolet Camaro. The man was ejected from the motorcycle, which was jammed under the car. The driver of the Camaro then apparently kept driving for about 200 yards with the motorcycle stuck under his car. To make matters worse, the motorcycle then caught fire.
Fortunately, the driver of the Camaro was not injured in the collision. However, the crash did shut down traffic on parts of the road for nearly two hours.
The initial reports did not indicate any early perception as to which party may have been at fault in the collision. The crash appears to have been a rear-end collision, and these types of accidents usually involve sudden braking or inattentiveness. The California Highway Patrol is sure to conduct a full investigation into the collision, but the results may not be available for quite some time. If the motorcycle rider believes the fault lies with the driver of the Camaro, chances are that he may be considering his legal options in the meantime. He is likely to face extensive medical bills from the accident.
Source: CBS8.com, "Motorcyclist injured in crash near Coronado Bridge," Oct. 7, 2013
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