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Motorcyclist injured in Orange County Car Accident

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A man was injured in an Anaheim car accident after his motorcycle was rear-ended by another vehicle. According to The Orange County Register, the injury motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of State College Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, the morning of May 21, 2012. Officials say a red Nissan crashed into the motorcycle, which was then forced into the back of a black Nissan. The red vehicle ended up on top of the motorcycle. The victim of this rear-end collision suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby medical center. It is not clear why the driver of the red Nissan crashed into the back of the motorcycle or if the car’s driver will be cited for the accident.

I am relieved to hear that the victim of this Orange County accident did not suffer major or life-threatening injuries. I wish the motorcyclist the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.

Orange County Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three people were killed and 105 were injured in Anaheim motorcycle accidents. During that same year, there were 17 fatalities and 735 injuries reported involving Orange County motorcycle accidents.

What Caused This Accident?

Based on this news report, the driver of the red Nissan caused this three-vehicle collision by crashing into the back of the motorcycle. There are several questions that remain here. Did distracted driving contribute to this accident? Was the motorist speeding and unable to stop in time at the intersection? Was the driver following too close behind the motorcycle? According to California Vehicle Code Section 21703: “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway.”

Liability Issues

If the driver of the red Nissan is determined to have been at fault, then, he or she can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages. Injured victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Motorcycle accident victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Anaheim personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.

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