California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys: According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat , a suspected drunk driver was arrested following a vehicle collision in which a California motorcyclist received collateral injuries. The accident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. near Corona Road in Petaluma (Sonoma County) on January 24th, 2011.
According to California Highway Patrol, the 25-year-old San Rafael driver recklessly approached another vehicle from behind at a high rate of speed. The resulting vehicle crash injured the other driver, a 57-year-old man from Mill Valley and also resulted in major injuries to a 31-year-old motorcyclist from Petaluma, California.
The California biker received collateral injuries when he was apparently thrown from his motorcycle after striking debris from the vehicle crash. The drunk driver who had caused the accident fled the scene on foot, but was later discovered hiding nearby in a culvert.
Road Debris Can Be Dangerous!
Debris on the road can be an especially dangerous cause of California motorcycle accidents because the rider may have little warning before encountering debris large enough to destabilize a motorcycle. In addition, a motorcyclist may swerve to avoid striking obstacles in the roadway, only to lose control and crash.
Such accidents often involve head, neck, and back injuries, or, worse, spinal cord injuries. Even in less-serious bike accidents, road debris can cause a motorcyclist to lay down their bike, leading to broken limbs and severe road rash.
When negligent drivers cause accidents that injure California motorcyclists, it is important to take action. Not only should the responsible driver be held accountable for actions leading to the California motorcycle accident, the injured motorcyclist and the affected family should also receive the help to which they are entitled. Even seemingly minor injuries can lead to years of pain and lost work. In addition, if not recognized or treated properly, these minor injuries can worsen and lead to chronic and debilitating disabilities.
If you or someone you know has been injured while riding a motorcycle here in California, you should contact an experienced California motorcycle accident attorney to help you assess the options available for relief. Whether your accident occurs in Petaluma, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, or anywhere in the State of California, we are here to help you obtain the maximum compensation after your accident. Call 1-800-4-BIKERS today!
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