SAN DIEGO, CA (November 17, 2022) – Authorities said today a 56-year-old man suffered serious injuries when his motorcycle collided with a car in San Ysidro.
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The victim was traveling south on Otay Mesa Road with a green light just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday when a 44-year-old on-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent traveling north on East Beyer Boulevard/Otay Mesa Road with a green light made a left turn into the motorcycle’s path, causing the victim to collide with the car’s right rear door, authorities said.
The 56-year-old was taken to the hospital after he suffered a fractured pelvis, dislocated femur, fractured right patella and pain to both upper arms, the San Diego Police Department said.
His injuries were considered non-life-threatening while alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this collision, SDPD said.
SDPD’s Traffic Division was investigating the collision.
Liability In San Ysidro 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 San Ysidro Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the man who was seriously injured in this collision, and hope he has 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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