Motorcyclist injured in Citrus Heights accident on Old Auburn Road
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (July 5, 2022) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident involving another vehicle on Saturday in Citrus Heights.
The accident occurred around 4:55 p.m. according to Fox 40 when a vehicle collided with the motorcycle on Old Auburn Road at Loi Linda Lane. Citrus Heights police say they arrived at the scene and found the motorcyclist laying on the ground.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department arrived and transported the motorcyclist to a nearby hospital.
The CHPD’s Traffic Unit opened an investigation into the crash and haven’t disclosed whether drugs or alcohol were factors in this accident.
Old Auburn Road was closed for several hours as a result of the investigation.
Liability In Citrus Heights 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 Citrus Heights Motorcycle Accident
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