Rider Seriously Injured in San Diego Motorcycle Crash on Highway 94 near Freezer Road
San Diego, California (May 19, 2020) – According to police, one person was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday morning in Dulzura, San Diego.
At about 11:15 a.m., on May 18, the officials responded to the crash on Highway 94 near Freezer Road.
A motorcycle was traveling westbound on Highway 54 when it rear-ended a Ford van which had, for unknown reasons, turned northbound onto Freezer Road, on the pathway of the motorcycle, said the authorities.
The rider was ejected onto the roadway as a result of the collision.
The motorcyclist, a 59-year-old San Pedro resident, was flown to Sharp Memorial hospital with injuries that included a broken leg.
The Ford driver, a 48-year-old man, was unhurt in the accident.
Drugs or alcohol were not suspected of having contributed to the crash.
An investigation into the collision is underway.
“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.
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.