Rider Seriously Hurt in Sonoma County Motorcycle Accident on Canfield Road near Blank Road
Sonoma County, California (February 14, 2020) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a traffic accident Friday morning in Sonoma County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. on Canfield Road, just north of Blank Road.
Police said a large Wilhelm tree-trimming boom truck was traveling southbound on Canfield Road at a slow rate of speed while a Suzuki motorcycle was behind the truck on the same lane.
The motorcyclist was reportedly traveling at an unsafe speed and tried to slow, but lost control and slid on its side. The rider then crashed into the left tire of the wood chipper.
The rider sustained serious injuries and was transported to a hospital.
Alcohol or drugs were not suspected to be factors in the crash.
The roadway was closed until 10:40 a.m. following the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
“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.