Wellington Flowers, a 50-year-old man was injured in a recent motorcycle crash near Route 1. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star.
Flowers, was just north of the Pacific Coast Highway, on Yerba Buena Road near Malibu when he hit the dirt shoulder and lost control of his bike as it rolled on its left side. The California Highway Patrol said the motorcycle accident happened in an unincorporated area. Flowers was badly injured in the motorcycle wreck with a collapsed lung and a broken collarbone and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital.
This is a very sad and unfortunate incident for Flowers and I wish him a speedy recovery. Often, as a reader who comes across an accident of this type it is easy to assume a negligent or reckless driver was the cause. It is important to keep in mind that a number of other factors – a defect, or a pre-existing condition, or mechanical problems in the motorcycle, or even the condition of the road could have easily contributed to this wreck.
I know for a fact the Yerba Buena Road is narrow and winding in many sections and is not conducive to speeding. If the family of the accident victim would like to understand what exactly happened here – if there was indeed a dangerous road condition or an inherent defect or malfunction in the motorcycle, they should consult a qualified attorney who is experienced in product liability and motorcycle accident cases.
As a local personal injury attorney I have the expertise to conduct a complete and unbiased investigation – one that will flesh out all the contributing factors in this accident and explain the reasons for the crash. I strongly suggest the motorcycle itself be preserved as evidence. The manufacturer may be held responsible for any defects found in the vehicle that can be linked to the crash.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to discuss your case, please give me a call.