A motorcycle rider was seriously injured in a San Diego car accident, which occurred at an intersection. According to a news report in The North County Times, the motorcycle accident happened at Poway and Community roads in Poway the evening of February 28, 2011. An SUV collided with the motorcycle at the busy intersection causing severe injuries to the rider, including a leg fracture. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the motorcyclist following this San Diego injury accident. I wish the rider a speedy and complete recovery from his or her injuries.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities, but five injuries reported involving motorcycle accidents in Poway. During that same year, there were 51 fatalities and 1,081 injuries reported due to motorcycle accidents in San Diego County.
What Caused This Serious Motorcycle Accident?
The intersection where this car versus motorcycle accident occurred is monitored by traffic lights. Investigators will have to determine if one of the motorists ran a red light or failed to yield right-of-way at the intersection. California Vehicle Code Section 21453 (a) states: “A driver facing a circular red signal shall stop at the limit line before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown.”
In such cases, the at-fault motorist could be held liable for injuries, damages and losses caused. Victims of San Diego car accidents may hold the at-fault party liable for the damages by filing a personal injury claim. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, time away from work, hospitalization costs and other related damages. Car accident victims would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that all the negligent parties are held liable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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