Shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 48-year-old motorcyclist Michael Andrew Carlson was killed in a collision with an Infiniti sedan in Chula Vista. The vehicle turned left from the southbound lane of Third Avenue onto Moss Street, colliding with Carlson, who was riding northbound at the time. He was airlifted to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at about 4 p.m. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“With less protecting them from the vehicles with which they share the road, motorcyclists are especially prone to sustaining serious trauma in a crash,” explained California motorcycle injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Chula Vista accounted for 1 of the 24 fatalities and 41 of the 1,044 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in San Diego County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The incidence of fatalities among motorcycle riders in the state decreased by 10.7 percent from 394 in 2009 to 352 in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Michael Andrew Carlson, the motorcyclist killed in the collision with the car.
U-T San Diego originally reported this accident.
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