Orange, CA (November 15, 2022) – On Tuesday morning, November 15, a motorcycle and two other vehicles were involved in an accident in Orange that resulted in the motorcyclist sustaining serious injuries.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene of a tragic accident, just before noon on Tuesday in which a motorcycle, an SUV, and a third vehicle were involved in an accident. The crash happened when a motorcyclist entered the intersection at Fairhaven Avenue and Yoba Street when they were hit by an SUV and then collided with another vehicle. The motorcyclist was violently thrown from his motorbike onto the roadway. The roadway was blocked by the motorcyclist and the two other vehicles.
Paramedics were immediately called. They arrived on the scene within minutes, assessed injuries, and provided medical care. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for further medical care. There is no indication at this point regarding whether the drivers of the other vehicles sustained injuries in the accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. The area was blocked off for a time as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycles are a favorite mode of transportation for Californians. However, it is also a very dangerous option. Motorcycle accidents very frequently happen in the state. When motorcycles are hit by a vehicle, they have no way of protecting themselves and serious injury or death is very likely to occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 26 times more likely to die in a collision than occupants of passenger vehicles, and 5 times more likely to be injured. Motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic and life-altering. Some of the most common injuries incurred by motorcyclists include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lower-extremity injuries, bone fractures, internal injuries, and road rash. These injuries can result in a long recovery and negatively impact a person’s life.
All drivers must watch out for motorcycles and give them space, as motorcyclists are just as entitled to share the roadways as other vehicles. Many times, motorcyclists are in accidents because of the negligent actions of the other drivers on 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, tailgating, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and road hazards.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident it’s important to hold the at-fault person responsible for the harm they have caused you. 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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