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Upland: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Collision with Turning Motorist


Shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a turning motorist in Upland. While traveling eastbound on Colonies Parkway, the rider collided with a Nissan pickup truck making a left turn near Wright Place. Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. The driver of the Nissan was not hurt.

“When an accident results in trauma to those involved, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the expenses associated with the victims’ recoveries,” explained California motorcycle injury lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”

Upland accounted for none of the 26 fatalities and 7 of the 467 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Upland ranked 100th out of 103 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 residents for motorcyclist safety that year; 1st place is the worst ranking the California Office of Traffic Safety may give a city.

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 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin originally reported this crash.

Resources for accident victims, such as articles on pursuing compensation for recovery-related expenses after a collision resulting in injury, are 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 injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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