A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a San Diego car accident involving an AT&T utility truck. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury motorcycle accident occurred on State Route 78 near Julian, the morning of November 16, 2010. The motorcycle was travelling on the steep and winding roadway when it crashed head-on into the utility truck. The motorcyclist sustained major injuries and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. It is unclear at this time if the truck was in motion or if it was parked.
My thoughts and prayers are with the rider who was injured in this San Diego motorcycle accident. I wish him the very best for a prompt and complete recovery.
San Diego Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 27 people were killed and 324 were injured in motorcycle accidents in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. During the same year, there were 51 fatalities and 1,081 injuries as a result of San Diego County motorcycle accidents.
What Caused This Serious Motorcycle Accident?
Based on this news report, it is not entirely clear how or why this motorcycle accident occurred. What caused the motorcyclist to crash into the utility truck? Was the truck illegally parked on the roadway? Was there another vehicle involved? For example, did the motorcyclist lose control while attempting to take evasive action? Was there a dangerous or defective condition on the roadway which may have caused or contributed to the accident? I trust officials are examining these and other issues in order to determine precisely how or why this car accident occurred.
If the utility truck driver is determined to have been at fault here, then both, the driver and his or her employer could be held liable for the injuries caused to the motorcyclist. If a dangerous roadway was a factor, the public entity responsible for maintaining that roadway could also be held liable. Please remember that any personal injury claim against a governmental agency in California must be filed within six months of the incident. An experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer will be able to better advise injured victims in such cases about their legal rights and options.
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