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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured, Loses Leg In San Diego Crash

Motorcyclist killed in North Las Vegas DUI hit-and-run accident.

San Diego, CA (November 21, 2023) A motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries on Saturday, November 18th, in San Deigo. The San Diego Police Department reported that the rider also lost a leg in the collision, which took place at approximately 6:35 p.m.

It happened on the 5200 block of Imperial Avenue in the Valencia Park area of San diego, according to authorities. The motorcyclist was riding a 2022 Harley-Davidson down the street when he slammed into a parked car. Initial investigation reports state that the motorcyclist failed to negotiate a sharp turn in the roadway. The vehicle was parked in the street by a curb and the motorcyclist couldn’t avoid hitting it.

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The force of the collision threw the rider from the motorcycle and he suffered several fractures to his right leg, according to police officers. Paramedics at the scene rushed the man to a local hospital. Officers said he went into cardiac arrest twice before they rushed him to surgery, where his leg had to be amputated because of his injuries. Medical personnel said his injuries are considered life-threatening at this time.

The San Diego Police Department is investigating this collision and wants to have all of the facts. The motorcycle, which was severely damaged in the collision, had to be towed from the scene.

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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 Diego Motorcycle Accident

We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the motorcyclist injured in this horrible collision. 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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