At about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, a male motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a turning vehicle in Manhattan Beach. While traveling southbound on Sepulveda Boulevard, the driver of the vehicle turned left onto Tennyson Street in front of the rider, who was heading northbound at the time. The rider crashed into the side of the vehicle. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he went into surgery. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“With less protecting them from the vehicles with which they share the road, motorcyclists tend to be more vulnerable to sustaining major trauma in collisions,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis. “If the rider was injured in a crash caused by another motorist, he or she may obtain compensation from the motorist for recovery-related expenses.”
Manhattan Beach accounted for none of the 71 fatalities and 7 of the 2,657 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The state’s incidence of motorcycle fatalities decreased 10.7 percent from 394 in 2009 to 352 in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was seriously injured in the collision with the turning vehicle.
The Beach Reporter originally reported this crash.
Additional information on pursuing a claim for compensation after a motorcycle accident is available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California motorcycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.