A 57-year-old man was seriously hurt after a motorcycle collision in Pacific Beach on Sunday afternoon, April 25.
The collision took place at 5050 Mission Boulevard near Opal Street at approximately 3:05 p.m.
The motorcyclist was heading northbound on Mission Boulevard when it collided head-on with a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. The Volkswagen was initially turning onto Mission from Opal Street.
The motorcycle rider was ejected from his bike due to the severity of the impact. He sustained serious leg injuries in the accident and was immediately taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to road safety experts, the safety and security of motorcyclists all over the country are becoming a growing problem.
Motorcyclists are more likely to face fatal accidents than other motorists on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2017. Motorcyclist fatalities also happen 28 times more than vehicle fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
California currently has over 800,000 registered motorcycles. Over the past ten years, the number of motorcycle accident cases has nearly doubled in the U.S. In California, motorcycle-related fatalities rose at a whopping 175% over the past ten years.
San Diego County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
Sustaining significant injuries after a motorcycle accident can be stressful and overwhelming. It can affect all aspects of life, such as work, family, and finances.
While waiting for the results of the official investigation, the victim is encouraged to pursue a personal injury claim with the help of their attorney. Through the personal injury claim, victims can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
Contact our attorneys from Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death or injury and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a personal injury attorney in California.