Ventura County Motorcycle Accident Injures One
A person was reportedly injured in a Ventura County motorcycle accident on Pacific Coast Highway. According to an article in the Ventura County Star, the motorcycle accident occurred the evening of March 21, 2009 when the motorcycle collided with a blue Ford pickup truck towing a trailer, California Highway Patrol officials said. The motorcycle versus pickup collision happened near Yerba Buena Road in eastern Ventura County. Apparently, the motorcyclist did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
I’m relieved that this motorcycle accident did not result in a fatality. I wish the injured motorcyclist the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2006 Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there were four fatalities and 100 injuries reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in unincorporated areas of Ventura County. In Ventura County as a whole, five deaths and 210 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accident in 2006.
There is very little information in this newspaper report about how or why this Southern California motorcycle accident occurred. Motorcycle accidents could be caused because of the motorcyclist’s fault or the other driver’s fault. If this accident was caused because of the pickup driver’s negligence, then he or she would be held liable for the accident and resulting injuries. A number of motorcycle accidents and collisions are also caused because of dangerous conditions on the roadway. Motorcyclists especially are more vulnerable to injury or death in accidents caused by dangerous roadway conditions. In such cases, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway – whether it is the city, county or state – can be held liable,
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, it is in your best interest to contact a California motorcycle accident attorney who can help determine who or what caused the accident. Some motorcycle accidents are also caused by mechanical malfunctions and product defects. If you suspect you were injured because of an auto product defect, you should preserve the damaged vehicle unaltered so it can be examined by an expert for product defects, malfunction and other evidence.