Shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 72-year-old Thomas Lee Howe suffered serious trauma in a motorcycle accident in Crestline. Sixty-six-year-old Mary Beth Walsh turned left from the parking lot of a Farmers Insurance agency onto Lake Drive in front of Howe, who was riding west at the time. In an attempt to avoid a collision, he quickly applied the brakes, which caused the bike to fall and slide into Walsh’s vehicle. Emergency responders airlifted him to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was treated for a severe injury to his hand. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a motorcyclist suffers major trauma due to the negligence of a motorist, the rider may file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation from the driver for the cost of his or her recovery,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic collisions claimed the lives of 26 motorcyclists and injured another 467 in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. San Bernardino ranked 43rd out of 58 counties in the state for motorcycle rider safety that year; 1st place is the worst ranking a county can receive from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Thomas Lee Howe.
MountainNews.com originally reported this Crestline motorcycle accident.
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