A man suffered major injuries in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on the 605 Freeway in Baldwin Park. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that the motorcycle crash occurred near the 10 Freeway the afternoon of April 3, 2010. The motorcyclist, whom officials identified as a 56-year-old Santa Ana man, apparently veered left and crashed into the center median wall. His arm was severed in the crash and doctors are currently trying to reattach the arm. The injured motorcyclist is expected to survive.
I hope this victim’s arm can be successfully reattached and that he hasn’t suffered any catastrophic injuries. I wish him the very best for a speedy and full recovery. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s traffic accident statistics, there were two fatalities and 25 injuries involving motorcycle accidents in Baldwin Park, in 2008. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 114 fatalities and 2,934 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in 2008.
What Caused this Accident?
It is not quite clear in this case what caused this motorcyclist to lose control and crash. Was there a vehicle defect or a mechanical malfunction in the motorcycle that may have caused it to go out of control? Was the motorcycle rider cut off by another rider? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway or was the rider trying to avoid any debris on the roadway?
It is important to determine in such cases whether negligence or wrongdoing was involved. If that was the case, injured victims could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, hospitalization, cost of surgery or prosthetics, cost of long-term care and other related damages. An experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to better advise victims about their legal rights and options in such injury accident cases. If a dangerous roadway caused this accident, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could also be held liable. Any such claim against a California governmental agency must be properly filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
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