At about 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 12, a driver made an unsafe turn, causing a collision that injured a motorcyclist in Apple Valley. The crash occurred when the driver pulled out of the parking lot of a Lowe’s onto Bear Valley Road and into the path of the rider, who was ejected from his bike. Emergency responders airlifted him to a hospital to receive treatment for a leg injury. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a motorist causes a crash that seriously harms others, he or she may be held liable for expenses related to their recoveries,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Apple Valley accounted for 1 of the 26 fatalities and 11 of the 467 injuries motorcyclists suffered in crashes that occurred throughout San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Apple Valley ranked 24th out 103 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 for motorcyclist safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in the crash caused by the driver’s unsafe turn.
The Victorville Daily Press originally reported this Apple Valley crash.
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