A man suffered major injuries in a Laguna Niguel motorcycle accident after a vehicle struck him at an intersection.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the evening of September 18, 2015 at the intersection of Golden Lantern Street and Paseo Adelanto.
The man was thrown off the motorcycle after the crash.
He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. It is not clear if anyone in the other vehicle was injured.
Officials are still investigating the cause of this major injury collision.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this critically injured motorcycle accident victim. We wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
There were no fatalities, but 10 injuries reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in Laguna Niguel in 2013, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
Countywide, 30 people died and 989 were injured due to motorcycle accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the motorcycle and the other vehicle collided at a street intersection. It is a fact that a majority of motorcycle accidents occur at street intersections. Usually, there are a number of different reasons why motorcycle accidents occur at street intersections.
In this particular case, there are a number of unanswered questions.
What caused the collision between the motorcycle and the other vehicle? Who was at fault? Did the other driver fail to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist? Did the collision occur as the other vehicle was making a left turn or a U-turn? Were alcohol or drugs factors in this crash? Was the other driver distracted, inattentive or speeding at the time?
We trust officials will look into these and other issues in order to determine what caused this collision.
Fault and Liability
If the other driver is determined to have been at fault, he or she can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Injured victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Orange County motorcycle accident attorney who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.