Major injury in Bakersfield motorcycle accident involving multiple vehicles
BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 18, 2022) – One person suffered major injuries in a Bakersfield motorcycle accident on Sunday that involved multiple vehicles.
According to KGET, the accident occurred on the northbound lanes of I-5 just south of Gorman at around 7:53 p.m., north of Highway 138.
When emergency response arrived, a motorcyclist was found lying on the road. Traffic had to be stopped for an emergency helicopter to land on the freeway to transport the motorcyclist to the hospital.
Traffic was eventually reopened around 9 p.m.
Liability In Bakersfield 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. Reach out to our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers for a consultation today.
Investigating A Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the motorcyclist injured in this case, and hope for a speedy recovery. Anyone who may have additional information regarding this case should reach out to us. A full investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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