At approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17th, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident with an elderly driver in San Diego. A 90-year-old woman turned left into oncoming traffic near Waring Road and Orcutt Avenue; unfortunately, the motorcycle rider did not have enough time to stop and collided with the woman’s Toyota, fracturing his pelvis and nose. Authorities are investigating the status of the woman’s driver’s license, explains a California injury attorney.
In the United States, 5,290 motorcycle riders were killed and 96,000 were injured in traffic collisions in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That year, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 17% of all occupant fatalities, and 4% of all occupants injured. Moreover, in 41% of the 2,387 two-vehicle fatal accidents involving a motorcycle and another type of vehicle, the vehicle was turning left while the motorcycle was traveling straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the motorcyclist who was seriously injured in the San Diego accident with the elderly driver a full recovery.
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