SAN DIEGO, CA (September 14, 2022) – A motorcyclist was injured on a newly purchased motorcycle near Petco Park, police said today.
A 28-year-old man on a 2015 Suzuki 750 was traveling at high speeds in a parking lot near the baseball field in downtown when he lost control and crashed into a metal fence around 8:20 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.
Police report that the man slid under the fence and into the back tire of a nearby tractor trailer. The rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
He was taken to a hospital where he is expected to have surgery for a serious injury to his right leg.
[via City News Service]
Liability In San Diego 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 the Motorcycle Crash at Petco Park
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the man who was hurt . 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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