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Motorcyclist Injured in Car Accident

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Denise Marie Ieye, 48, was injured in a car accident in Shasta County after her motorcycle was hit by a car making a U-turn. According to a news report in The Redding Record Searchlight, the injury motorcycle accident occurred on Bechelli Lane in Redding the afternoon of January 18, 2011. Ieye was riding her motorcycle behind Erin Beth Louis, 30, when Louis decided to make a U-turn. Ieye struck the car and sustained injuries. Police say they will issue a citation to Louis for making an unsafe U-turn. Ieye’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

My thoughts and prayers are with Denise Marie Ieye following this motorcycle accident. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery from her injuries.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three people were killed and 49 were injured in Redding motorcycle accidents. During that same year, four fatalities and 104 injuries occurred involving motorcycle accidents in Shasta County.

Unsafe U-turn

Based on this news report, it appears that the driver did make an unsafe U-turn causing the motorcycle to strike the vehicle. California Vehicle Code Section 21801 (a) states:

“The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”

Liability Issues

Victims of negligent drivers in California may pursue financial compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim. Injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Victims would also be well-advised to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to car accident victims and their families.

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