At about 9:45 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 52-year-old John Stilwell was injured in a motorcycle accident in Corona. While riding southbound on Rimpau Avenue, Stilwell collided with a vehicle that turned left in front of him near Ridgewood Drive, the impact throwing him approximately 27 feet. He suffered multiple fractures and was transported to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a motorcyclist is injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver, the rider may hold the driver liable for recovery-related expenses,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.”
Corona accounted for 1 of the 36 fatalities and 54 of the 507 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Motorcyclist fatalities increased 15 percent from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011 in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to John Stilwell, the motorcyclist injured in the collision with the vehicle.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Corona crash.
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