At about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, a multiple-vehicle crash involving a motorcyclist occurred on Interstate 8 in La Mesa. The collision, which involved at least four vehicles, occurred on the westbound side of the freeway east of state Route 125. Emergency responders freed the motorcyclist, who was trapped under a car, and the victim was transported to a hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a collision resulting in injury, the victims may hold the at-fault party liable for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “which, in the case of a motorcycle crash, can be quite costly.”
In 2010, twelve motorcyclists were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in La Mesa, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with similarly sized populations. It ranks the city with the poorest record 1st place, with other cities with high incidences of crashes following in 2nd, 3rd, and so on. That year, La Mesa ranked 18th out of 103 cities for motorcyclist safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was hospitalized after the multiple-vehicle crash.
U-T San Diego originally reported this La Mesa collision.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office’s motorcycle crash information page.
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.