At about 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th, two motorcyclists were seriously injured in a head-on collision with a vehicle in Running Springs. While riding southbound on Highway 18, 30-year-old Justin Kilgore, of Homeland, and 30-year-old Michael Anson, of Hesperia, crashed into the left front end of a 2001 Subaru Outback that had veered into their path from northbound lanes, the impact throwing both motorcyclists from their bikes. They were transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center to receive treatment for their injuries. The driver of the Subaru, 21-year-old Justin Evans, of Big Bear Lake, was also hurt in the crash. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a person drives negligently and causes a collision that harms others, that person may be legally obligated to compensate the injured parties for expenses incurred from their medical care and recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 32 motorcycle riders and injured another 478 throughout San Bernardino County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Although the incidence of fatality rose among motorcyclists on the national level, it decreased in California from 394 in 2009 to 352 in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Justin Kilgore and Michael Anson, the two motorcyclists who were seriously injured in the head-on crash with the vehicle. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the driver of the vehicle, Justin Evans.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Running Springs collision.
Resources for motorcycle accident victims, such as books and articles on the process of seeking compensation for injury-related expenses from the negligent driver, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.