Motorcyclist Injured in San Diego Crash on Highway 52
San Diego, California (February 21, 2020) –Authorities are investigating a Friday morning crash that left a rider seriously injured in San Diego.
At about 7:17 a.m., the police responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on Highway 52 near Santo Road.
The motorcyclist collided with a silver Infiniti in the westbound lanes for unknown reasons, the CHP said.
Upon the arrival of the emergency crews, a male rider was found lying against the right-hand shoulder barrier and the motorcycle in the middle lanes of the highway.
The motorcyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries, including possibly a broken leg.
A tow truck removed the motorcycle from the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
1. Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
2. Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
3. Call the police to document the incident
4. Take photos of the crash scene
5. If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
6. Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
7. Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
8. Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
1. Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
2. Collect a police report
3. Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
4. Get a property damage evaluation
5. Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.