Shortly before 9:10 a.m. on Monday, October 7, a car struck and seriously injured a motorcyclist on I-5 in San Diego, reported U-T San Diego. The motorist hit the rider on the northbound side of the freeway near the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, the impact throwing him from the bike, which was dragged about 200 yards and ended up underneath the car on fire. Emergency responders found the seriously injured rider lying on the right shoulder and transported him to a local hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
The city of San Diego accounted for 7 of the 24 fatalities and 316 of the 1,044 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in collisions that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked San Diego 10th out of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
When a rider is injured in a traffic accident that is attributable to the negligence of another driver, the rider may file a civil claim against the driver in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses. For more information on the injury claims process after a motorcycle accident, please call 866-981-5596 or read our motorcycle accident page.
Everyone 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 car.