[06-15-2024] San Diego County, CA – One Person Seriously Injured Following Motorcycle Vs. Motorcycle Rear-End Crash in Kensington

[06-15-2024] One Person Seriously Injured Following Motorcycle Vs. Motorcycle Rear-End Crash in KensingtonOne person was seriously injured following a motorcycle vs. motorcycle rear-end crash in San Diego in the early hours of Saturday, June 15, 2024.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the incident happened at about 12:32 a.m. at the 4400 block of Aldine Drive within the Kensington neighborhood.

SDPD said the collision involved two Harley-Davidson motorcycles, one a 2016 model and the other a 2021 model. The injured person, who was in the 2016 Harley-Davidson, was said to be riding north on Aldine Drive when the 2021 Harley-Davidson in front of him stopped at a stop sign near the roadway’s intersection with Fairmount Avenue.

The rider of the 2016 Harley Davidson reportedly failed to stop safely and crashed into the rear of the other motorcycle driven by a 38-year-old man. He suffered an open compound fracture to his left leg and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim’s identity is currently unknown. SDPD then confirmed that the other motorcycle rider was uninjured.

Further details were not immediately available. The authorities are still examining all the evidence they can find on-site to determine the factors that may have contributed to the collision.

Potential witnesses are encouraged to call the authorities at 858-495-7800. Police work is underway.

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If you or someone you care about was injured in a motorcycle accident around the area, you have the option to either file a legal case or make an insurance claim. Our San Diego injury law firm is here to help you! Consult with our lawyers, who specialize in motorcycle accidents under the supervision of Arash Khorsandi, Esq.

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Steps To Take After A San Diego Motorcycle Accident

The recklessness of another driver can cause severe damage and affect the lives of others. Suppose you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident. In that case, the following steps may help you:

  1. Check yourself for injuries before checking on others. Seek medical attention immediately.
  2. If possible, pull over to the side of the road or in any safe area while waiting for the authorities.
  3. Do not admit fault. This is one of the common mistakes people tend to make following a vehicular accident. Do your best to stay calm.
  4. Do not settle your case with the other driver right then and there. It is essential to report your accident to the police so that there will be an official record.
  5. Collect as much relevant information as possible, such as the other driver’s name, insurer, and vehicle details.
  6. Take photos of any relevant evidence that can help build your case. Good examples are the other vehicle’s plate number, any damages you may have sustained, and the scene of the accident itself.
  7. Organize all accident-related documents and information in a folder.
  8. Discuss your vehicle accident with one of our reliable California motorcycle accident lawyers. Contact us at (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation. Our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

If you’re having trouble securing the accident report from the authorities or an insurer keeps on calling you about the accident, our California motorcycle accident lawyers can assist you in communicating with them.


Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to fatalities and severe injuries because they are not as protected as drivers of other vehicles. Despite this, they remain prevalent, as they are highly accessible and can give their riders a sense of freedom.

However, compared to car passengers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that they are 16 times more prone to injury and 35 times more likely to die. In 2021, the fatality rate for motorcyclists was almost 24 times that of a regular passenger car occupant per vehicle mile traveled.

Furthermore, due to how accessible motorcycles are, many are tempted to use them even without the proper skills to do so. The NHTSA suggests that 36% of motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes in 2021 were riding without valid motorcycle licenses.

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