One unidentified person was injured after a motorcycle accident in Hesperia on Sunday afternoon, October 17.
The accident took place at the intersection of Sequoia Street and Appetite Avenue in Hesperia at approximately 3:54 p.m.
A black 1990 Harley-Davidson bike and a silver 2013 Ford Edge SUV collided at the intersection for unclear reasons.
The motorcycle rider was seriously injured in the mishap. He was airlifted to an out-of-area trauma center for treatment.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
Local authorities are further investigating the crash. Anyone that can give additional information about the accident is urged to call 760-947-1500.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
In every state, the number of motorcycle accidents is on the rise. As a matter of fact, in 2017, there were approximately 8.7 million motorcycles registered in the country. In 2019, 5,014 motorcycle riders lost their lives in tragic accidents.
Motorcyclists are, without a doubt, some of the most vulnerable road users. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, in a crash, motorcycle riders are 16 times more likely than passengers in a car to be injured and 35 times more likely to die.
But, there is a way to prevent sustaining severe injuries in a motorcycle crash. Helmets are 37% effective in preventing fatal head injuries, but this does not cover other serious injuries that can occur motorcyclists. Road rash, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries are all still possibilities for motorcycle riders. Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, inclement weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to obey traffic laws are common causes of motorcycle accidents.
San Bernardino County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may have to deal with unexpected questions and costs. When you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be unable to work or enjoy time with your family. You may be concerned about your family’s ability to survive without your income as well.
When someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, many people are concerned about whether their health insurance will cover their medical bills or if the other driver’s insurance can be held liable. Any injuries you’ve sustained will result in a mountain of medical bills to pay.
The medical bills and records gathered by your attorney will serve as evidence of how seriously injured you were and how much it cost to treat your condition. At this point, your lawyer should have documentation from your employer showing how many workdays and pay you missed as a result of the accident. If you are employed on a salary basis, your losses will be prorated to a forty-hour workweek.
Our Arash Law motorcycle accident attorneys will vigorously defend your rights and ensure that the insurance companies adequately compensate you. Our experienced and motivated attorneys are here to help you succeed in your lawsuit. To schedule a free consultation in California, contact Arash Law at (888) 488-1391.