Dennis L. May, 59, suffered major injuries in an Oroville motorcycle accident after he tried to avoid a collision on Highway 99, the Appeal-Democrat reports.
May was reportedly traveling south on Highway 99 when a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was going east on Oswald Road failed to stop at a stop sign. May tried to avoid a crash by laying his bike down, but ended up hitting the left rear wheel and fender of the Jeep, California Highway Patrol and Sutter County Sheriff’s Department officials said.
The occupants of the Jeep, who reportedly caused the California motorcycle crash, fled the scene of the crash. An eyewitness who followed the hit-and-run driver told police that the Jeep’s driver ran a red light at Highway 99 and fled on foot with others from the vehicle after the Jeep broke down shortly afterwards. Officials are still looking for the hit-and-run driver of the Jeep and his passengers. If you have any information about this hit-and-run driver or others in the Jeep, please the CHP, the County Sheriff or me.
My heart goes out to May and his family. May is reportedly in critical condition. I wish him the very best for a speedy recovery.
Hopefully the CHP or police officials will catch the hit-and-run driver and his passengers. Possibly there will be evidence in the car that will lead official to the driver of the Jeep. Obviously the driver of the Jeep did not want to be identified. Maybe the Jeep was stolen or the driver was not currently licensed. Maybe the driver was under the influence. I wouldn’t be surprised if alcohol and/or drugs were involved.
May and his family will be well-advised to seek the help and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney who has extensive experience dealing with motorcycle accident, hit-and-run and uninsured motorist cases. May has substantial rights to compensation for his injuries and losses through both the criminal justice system and the civil courts. What medical insurance and disability insurance rights does he have? Get a consultation. Know your rights and options.
Assuming the Jeep was stolen or otherwise uninsured, May can call upon the uninsured motorist provision of his motorcycle policy, his auto policy and/or any motor vehicle policy of a resident of his household.