A man was critically injured in an Orange motorcycle accident after he crashed into a car.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the evening of April 2, 2015 on Glassell Street.
Police say the motorcyclist was traveling south on Glassell and a woman driving a Hyundai was headed north on
the same street.
Officials say at this point they don’t know who turned into which direction. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.
The driver of the Hyundai was not injured. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors. The investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this motorcyclist who is apparently fighting for his life. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
OC Motorcycle Accidents
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one fatality and 67 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in Orange.
Countywide, 23 people died and 934 were injured due to motorcycle crashes during the same year.
What Caused This Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the motorcycle and car were going in opposite directions. There are several questions here that must be answered in order to arrive at the facts.
What caused this collision? Did the motorcyclist or driver leave his or her lane of traffic and travel into opposing lanes? Did the motorcyclist or driver attempt to turn into a driveway or parking lot? Did distracted driving play a part in this injury crash?
Fault and Liability
If the driver is determined to have been at fault, she could be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. It is a fact that when motorcycles collide with other vehicles, it is the motorcyclist who gets critically injured.
Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Injured victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney who has successfully handled motorcycle accident cases.
The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.