A 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a Costa Mesa motorcycle accident after colliding with a car. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision occurred just before noon on January 7, 2017 on Harbor Boulevard between Adams Avenue and Mesa Verde Drive. Police said the motorcyclist suffered severe head injuries and was rushed to an area trauma center. He is said to be in serious condition. The car’s driver was uninjured. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No arrests or citations were reported.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured motorcyclist. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three fatalities and 59 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in the city of Costa Mesa. In Orange County as a whole, 30 people died and 989 were injured due to motorcycle accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Injury Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the accident occurred on a busy thoroughfare in Costa Mesa. However, there are still several unanswered questions here. What caused this major injury collision? Did the driver of the car make an unsafe turn or lane change? Did alcohol, drugs or distracted driving play a part in this crash? Did the driver fail to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist? Did excessive speed or reckless driving play a role here? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Fault and Liability
In such cases, at-fault drivers can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused to victims. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Injured victims will also be well advised to contact an experienced Costa Mesa personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.