On the evening of Saturday, September 8, a 60-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a Lexus in Bakersfield. The driver of the Lexus was traveling on Comanche Drive and made a U-turn in front of the motorcyclist near Breckenridge Road. Emergency responders transported the rider to Kern Medical Center. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“When a motorist’s negligence contributes to an accident resulting in injury, the motorist may be held liable for the expense of the victim’s recovery,” explained California motorcycle injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Bakersfield accounted for 3 of the 4 fatalities and 51 of the 204 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in collisions that occurred in Kern County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Bakersfield 9th out of 13 cities for motorcyclist safety in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in the collision with the Lexus.
The Bakersfield Californian originally reported this crash.
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