ESCONDIDO, CA (August 1, 2022) – A motorcyclist suffered what were described by police as major injuries in an Escondido motorcycle accident on the 15 Freeway in Escondido.
The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 10:26 p.m. Sunday on the northbound 15 Freeway near Valley Parkway.
Witnesses told the CHP the motorcycle crashed into the rear of a white van and the vehicles and rider were in the middle lane.
The CHP shut down lanes 3, 4 and 5 for about 12 minutes while moving the vehicles to the right shoulder. The injured motorcyclist was taken by paramedics to Palomar Medical Center.
We will update this Escondido motorcycle accident story once we receive more details and learn the identity of the motorcyclist.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Escondido 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 An Escondido Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the injured rider 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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