A motorcyclist was injured in an Orange County car accident after his Kawasaki collided with another vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the motorcycle accident occurred near the intersection of Crowther and Placentia avenues in Placentia the morning of May 12, 2011. Officials say the collision involved a Toyota Avalon and a Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle. The motorcyclist was hospitalized following the crash. The uninjured car driver remained at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this Orange County motorcycle accident. I wish the victim a complete and prompt recovery.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities but six injuries reported due to motorcycle accidents in Placentia. During that same year, Orange County motorcycle accidents claimed 35 lives and injured 801 people.
What Caused This Intersection Accident?
Based on this news report, it is not quite clear what caused the injury motorcycle accident at this street intersection. The intersection in this case is monitored by traffic lights. It is not clear if one of the drivers failed to yield right-of-way, ran the red light or turned in front of the other vehicle. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21800 (a): “The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway.”
Also, 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.”
Fault and Liability
If the driver of the Toyota is determined to have been at fault, he or she could be held liable for the injuries sustained by the motorcyclist. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. The best car accident attorneys will always offer an initial case consultation at no charge to victims harmed in a crash.
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