Motorcyclist Crashes, Is Struck By Several Vehicles
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Motorcyclist Crashes, Is Struck By Several Vehicles

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Motorcycle Accident.

17-November-2018

We want to take you to another part of San Diego County today to highlight an accident that happened the other day in Rainbow. A 26-year-old man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 last week.

The California Highway Patrol is not sure yet what caused the accident. They are not even sure if the motorcyclist crashed on his own or if his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. What they do know is that after the accident, the motorcyclist was struck by several vehicles.

One witness says that as many as seven vehicles were involved in the crash, with three of them seeming to strike the motorcycle rider.

At The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we know that motorcyclists are vulnerable on the roadway, especially to negligent drivers. If you need a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, working hard to secure the compensation you need for your accident-related expenses.

The Reality

Owning a motorcycle is popular in California. In fact, this state has more registered motorcycles than any other state in the country, with nearly 900,000 registered cycles. It is hard to beat the beautiful scenery and year-round perfect riding weather in many places.

We know that motorcyclists are vulnerable. They simply do not have the same protection that passengers in regular vehicles have. When they are struck, they suffer two impacts – one with a vehicle and one with the ground. Both of these impacts can leave a motorcycle rider with serious injuries.

For the latest reporting year in California, motorcyclists suffered 548 fatalities and nearly 14,000 injuries as a result of traffic accidents.

Why They Happen

When California drivers were asked what they thought the most serious distraction for drivers was, they said texting while driving (50.8%), cell phone talking (31.9%), and other device usage (2.2%). We know that distracted drivers cause harm to motorcyclists.

We also know that drunk drivers continue to pose a hazard to everyone in and around the roadway. In the same survey, over 10 percent of drivers in the state admitted to driving when they had too much alcohol to drink.

When it comes to speeding, the majority of state drivers (65 percent), think it is okay to driver 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Your Options Moving Forward

We know you have so much to deal with in the aftermath of an accident involving injuries. At The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we want to help. If your accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, we will work with you, the insurance companies, and other parties to ensure that you have enough money to cover all of your accident-related expenses. This goes beyond medical bills. We will make sure you get money for lost income if you cannot work as well as pain and suffering damages.

When you need a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 619-577-4077 for a free consultation.

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