Jason Momoa accident involved head-on crash with motorcycle in Topanga
TOPANGA, CA (July 25, 2022) – Actor Jason Momoa was involved in head-on accident with a motorcycle Sunday in Topanga.
The crash happened on Old Topanga Road in Topanga around 10:55 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
According to the CHP, 21-year-old Vitaliy Avagimyan of Tarzana was riding his Honda motorcycle west on the road when his bike suddenly crossed the double-yellow line and ran directly into Jason Momoa’s 1970 Oldsmobile.
Avagimyan was ejected from his bike. He was later transported to Northridge Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the CHP said.
The 42-year-old actor was not injured in the collision and remained at the scene of the crash.
The collision remains under investigation.
Momoa has had roles in such movies as Conan the Barbarian, Justice League, Aquaman and Dune.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Topanga Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Jason Momoa’s Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes and a speedy recovery to Vitaliy Avagimyan. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police.
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