Orange, CA (September 27, 2022) – Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, September 27, in Orange, CA a motorcycle was involved in a collision with another vehicle that resulted in the motorcyclist sustaining injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened on the northbound lanes of the I-55 Freeway near Katella Avenue. A motorcycle was traveling northbound on the freeway when the motorcycle collided with another vehicle that had entered the same space as the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe injuries. Paramedics responded to the accident and helped the motorcyclist. There is no further information at this time as to the condition of the motorcyclist.
There is no information at this time if the driver of the vehicle also sustained injuries.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with those injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
California’s beautiful year-round weather makes riding a motorcycle an enjoyable pastime for many in the state. Motorcyclists are very common in California as it is home to more registered motorcycles than any other state in the country. Motorcyclists are entitled to their share of the roadways just as any other vehicle is. Other drivers owe a duty of care to look out for motorcyclists and respect their space. However, that doesn’t always happen and motorcycle accidents occur. California recorded 2,655 motorcycle fatalities between 2014 and 2018. Motorcyclists are increasingly likely to incur serious injuries or death if an accident does occur, since they have no safety features like a vehicle has, such as seat belts and airbags. Therefore, motorcyclists need to protect themselves in any way they can by wearing protective gear and helmets.
There are many reasons motorcycle accidents happen, but they often occur because of the negligent actions of the other drivers sharing the road. Some factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents include lane splitting (California is the only state in which this is a legal practice), left-hand turns, cars not seeing a motorcyclist, speeding, tailgating, impaired driving, distracted driving, and hazards on the road.
A motorcycle accident can cause significant interruptions to your life, including potentially life-changing injuries, new financial worries resulting from medical expenses, and vehicle repairs or replacement costs, just to name a few. Especially if you’re significantly injured and can’t work for some time you may be worried about how you will pay for your medical care and other expenses that may arise. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation from those who caused the accident.
If you or a family member were hurt in a motorcycle accident it’s important to hold the at-fault person responsible for their actions. You should speak to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer right away, who can walk you through the process and help you understand your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to for your suffering. Contact an Orange motorcycle accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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