Pasadena police officer injured in car accident
PASADENA, CA (June 1, 2022) – A Pasadena police officer was injured in an accident on May 27 around 3:15 p.m. according to KTLA 5.
The accident occurred on Colorado Boulevard and Oak Avenue according to city spokesperson Lisa Derderian.
Aerial footage showed that the police officer was on a motorcycle when he collided with a red 2021 Hyundai. The driver of the Hyundai was attempting to turn left onto Colorado Blvd. from Oak Ave. when the officer collided into the vehicle.
Although the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening, officials say he was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The Pasadena Fire Department closed off the area for several hours as the accident was investigated.
Liability In Pasadena Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists have a naturally small profile and are more likely to be overlooked by other drivers. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. According to California Vehicle Code 22107, “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a motorcycle accident including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.
Investigating A Pasadena Motorcycle Accident
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