Julian Adame, 19, of Orangevale suffered serious injuries in a Sacramento County motorcycle accident on October 29, 2008. Adame was riding his 2008 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle west on Main Avenue near Dredger Way in Orangevale. California Highway Patrol officials said that as Adame approached a right curve, his motorcycle veered into the opposite eastbound lane and crashed into a 1996 Toyota T100 pickup truck. Our source for this blog was this news report in the Sacramento Bee.
Adame’s motorcycle hit the pickup truck’s left front side. Adame was ejected from his motorcycle and thrown on to the windshield of the Toyota pickup. He was transported to an area hospital with major head injuries. CHP officials said Adame was wearing a full-face helmet and a padded racing jacket. The driver of the pickup truck, 46-year-old Kenny Nguyen of Elk Grove, has not yet been cited or arrested pending an investigation.
I’m glad that young Julian Adame survived this horrific 10/29/2008 motorcycle versus truck collision and is recovering from his injuries. I wish him the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System (SWITRS), there were 12 motorcycle accident deaths in Sacramento County in 2006 and 559 motorcycle accident related injuries during the same period.
Going by this news report it appears Adame lost control of his motorcycle and veered into the path of the pickup truck. If I were a member of Julian Adame’s family, I would want to know exactly how the accident occurred and if there was any negligence involved that contributed to the crash.
I’d urge the family of Julian Adame to consult with a reputed California motorcycle accident attorney who will examine every possible angle that could have played a role in this injury crash, including a dangerous roadway condition. If it turns out that a roadway hazard was a factor in this accident then the government agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could be held liable. A skilled personal injury attorney will also have Julian Adame’s Honda motorcycle examined for product defects or a mechanical malfunction.