A 24-year old Northridge man crashed his motorcycle into a left turning Honda Accord Sunday, September 30, 2007 at approximately 2 p.m. at the intersection of Tampa and Atlanta avenues in Porter Ranch according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division as reported on DaileyNews.com.
The motorcycle was traveling north on Tampa Avenue when the Honda Accord turned left from south bound Tampa onto Atlanta, immediately in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the Honda Accord. The accident threw the motorcyclist from his bike and critically injured him, according to the LAPD Valley Traffic Division. Atlanta Avenue is a side street south of the Simi-Valley San Fernando Valley Freeway (118) and north of Devonshire Street.
This motorcycle accident is typical of the type I regularly see. The driver of the Honda Accord probably, simply didn’t see the motorcycle coming, just looked right through him. The Tampa/Atlanta intersection is a prime place for this type of traffic accident because the south bound Honda Accord may have had his longer range vision of the road obscured by a bend in the roadway.
Vision obscured, is no excuse however. Barring some startling information, the Honda Accord driver and owner are responsible to the Northridge man for his damages. The Honda Accord driver did sustain minor injuries according to the Traffic Division.
Let’s hope for a full and quick medial recovery for both these drivers. For the sake of the motorcyclist, let’s hope the Honda Accord driver has enough insurance to cover all of the rider’s damages.