Two people suffered injuries in a car versus motorcycle accident in San Luis Obispo. According to a news report on KSBY, the motorcycle accident occurred the afternoon of July 11, 2009 near Orcutt Road and Avocado Lane. California Highway Patrol officials say a woman driving a Mazda Miata attempted to pass a motorcycle when her car fishtailed and hit the motorcycle. The woman then drove the car into the fence of a local vineyard. Both the woman and the motorcyclist were taken to the hospital with injuries.
I’m relieved that neither the motorcyclist nor the car’s driver suffered life-threatening injuries. I wish them both the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), in the city of San Luis Obispo there were no fatalities, but 24 injuries involving motorcycle accidents. In San Luis Obispo County as a whole, six fatalities and 102 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents that year.
In this particular motorcycle accident, it appears that the crash is the fault of the car’s driver. She apparently tried to pass him and then lost control of her Mazda Miata at the time, crashing into the motorcyclist. If the driver of the Mazda is found to be at fault for this motorcycle accident, she could be held civilly liable for the personal injuries and damages caused to the motorcyclist.
Injured victims who believe they have been hurt because of another person’s negligence or carelessness would be well-advised to retain the services of an experienced California personal injury lawyer who will analyze all aspects of the case, identify the negligent parties and hold them accountable. In such cases, victims may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages and other related damages.