A motorcycle accident in the city of Westminster resulted in injuries for a city police officer the afternoon of November 12, 2010. The Orange County Register reports that the injury car accident happened when the officer, who was traveling east on Garden Grove Boulevard, was struck by a 2008 Chevy Aveo driven by 66-year-old Stephen Bierne. The vehicle was pulling out of a private driveway when it struck the motorcycle officer. The police officer was injured, but he is expected to survive. Officials are investigation this incident.
I’m relieved to hear that the motorcycle officer was not seriously injured in this car accident. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
There were four deaths and 467 injuries involving car accidents in the city of Westminster, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). During the same year, 152 people died and 13,414 were injured as a result of Orange County car accidents.
Laws and Liability Issues
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21804 (a): “The driver of any vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from any public or private property, or from an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all traffic. Vehicles entering traffic shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that traffic until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety.” It is not clear whether the driver of the Chevy Aveo was inattentive or distracted or whether this accident was caused by a dangerous condition on the private driveway.
If the driver of the Chevrolet is determined to have been at fault here, he could be held liable for the injuries caused to the motorcycle officer. If the accident was the result of a dangerous condition on the driveway, then, the property owner could also be held liable. A knowledgeable Orange County personal injury lawyer will analyze all aspects of this incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable for their actions. The best personal injury law firms will offer a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation to injured victims and their families.
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