A man was injured in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident in Valencia the afternoon of October 3, 2017. According to a news report in the Santa Clarita Signal, the collision between the motorcycle and car occurred near the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard. Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the incident. The car sustained front-end damage from the collision. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. His identity or the nature and extent of his injuries were not disclosed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured motorcyclist. We hope his injuries were not serious and wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2014 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were two fatalities and 44 injuries reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in Santa Clarita. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 119 people died and 3,673 were injured as a result of motorcycle accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Crash?
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to how or why this motorcycle accident occurred. There are a number of unanswered questions here. Was the driver of the sedan attempting to make a turn at the intersection or did this accident occur when the vehicle was entering or exiting a driveway or parking lot? Did the driver fail to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist? Was the driver distracted or inattentive at the time of the collision? Did speed, alcohol or drugs play a part in this crash? 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, the injured victim can seek compensation from the at-fault party for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Injured victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney who will analyze all aspects of the incident and help ensure that all the negligent parties are held accountable. The best auto accident law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.