An unidentified motorcyclist was injured after getting hit by a vehicle near Desert Hot Springs in Riverside County on Wednesday afternoon, December 30.
The major collision took place at approximately 3:20 p.m. in an unincorporated swath of open desert in the area of Dillon and Corkill roads.
The motorcyclist was riding a black Ducati Monster motorcycle when a gray Nissan Versa suddenly struck him at the intersection. The motorcyclist sustained unspecified injuries from the crash. His identity and condition have not been disclosed.
The driver of the Nissan Versa did not stop to help the victim and reportedly fled the scene on foot. Local authorities are actively pursuing the hit-and-run driver. Additional information about the crash is unavailable at the moment.
Motorcycle Accident Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors that affected the accident.
Motorcycle accidents can often lead to catastrophic and even devastating results. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, approximately 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2016 alone.
Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
Motorcycle riders are always encouraged to wear their helmets and safety gear when riding their motorcycles to avoid fatal injuries. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
Riverside County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
After a major motorcycle accident, sustaining injuries can make it harder for victims to pursue a personal injury claim independently. While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim is encouraged to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s help.
The victim can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income, pain, suffering, and emotional trauma) that the accident has caused them through the personal injury claim.
Our lawyers from Arash Law can serve as a helpful and compassionate legal guide for the victims during this difficult time. We will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. We’re conveniently located throughout the state of California with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego, and are more than happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with our attorneys.