Shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Azusa. While traveling southbound on Barranca Avenue, the rider attempted to brake and laid down his bike to avoid a collision with a motorist leaving the parking lot of a Chase bank near Alosta Avenue. The rider was not on the motorcycle when it struck the vehicle. Emergency responders airlifted him to a hospital to receive treatment for a possible broken arm and leg. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a motorist’s negligence causes a crash that harms others, the motorist may be responsible for compensating the victims for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Seven motorcyclists were killed or injured in traffic collisions in 2010 in Azusa, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year Azusa ranked 26th out of 93 cities with populations of between 25,001 and 50,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in the collision with the car.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune originally reported this Azusa collision.
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