Santa Monica, CA (September 18, 2023) A traffic officer was seriously injured on Saturday, September 16th, when his scooter was hit by a vehicle. The Santa Monica Police Department said the accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard.
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The Traffic Enforcement Officer was riding a scooter and crossing an intersection on a green light. A black Audi, driving west, struck her in the intersection. The force of the impact threw the officer from her scooter. She sustained serious injuries.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported her to a local hospital for treatment. She is now said to be in stable condition.
Liability In Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the officer injured in this 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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