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San Diego: Motorcyclist Rear-Ended, Seriously Injured Cyclist

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At about 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th, a motorcyclist rear-ended and seriously injured a 59-year-old cyclist in San Diego. While riding northbound on Morena Boulevard, the motorcyclist crested a hill near Knoxville Street and was unable to avoid slamming into the back of the bicyclist. Emergency responders transported the cyclist to the hospital to receive treatment for major head trauma. The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.

“After a serious accident, an investigation is often conducted to determine which party was at-fault,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “The victims may seek compensation from the negligent driver for expenses associated with their recovery.”

The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that 1,064 motorcyclists were killed or injured in traffic collisions that occurred in San Diego County in 2010. Comparing the crash data of 58 counties, the agency ranked San Diego 26th for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents; 1st place is the worst a county may receive.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist and the motorcyclist who were injured in the rear-end collision.

U-T San Diego originally reported this crash.

Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the personal injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.

To request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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