Two people were seriously hurt after a motorcycle crash in Santa Ynez on Sunday afternoon, September 19.
The major crash happened in the 3900 block of Highway 246, just west of Highway 154, at approximately 4:30 p.m. A motorcycle and a blue Honda insight collided on Highway 246 for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the collision have not been established.
The motorcycle rider and his female passenger sustained serious injuries in the mishap. They were airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. The Honda Insight driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with authorities.
The driver did not sustain any injuries. Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. The accident is currently under investigation.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are increasing rapidly throughout the country. In 2017 the country had about 8.7 million registered motorcycles. In 2019 alone, approximately 5,014 people were killed in motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are undeniably among the most vulnerable drivers on the road. According to NHTSA, motorcycle drivers were 16 times more likely to be injured and 35 times more likely to be killed in a crash than passengers.
To avoid catastrophic injuries, motorcycle riders are advised to dress appropriately and wear a helmet whenever they ride their motorcycle. Helmet use was found to be 37 percent effective in reducing motorcycle fatalities. Common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to follow traffic laws.
Motorcyclists can also experience emotional scarring and deal with expensive property damage. Although nothing can reverse the damage incurred in a motorcycle accident, the civil courts offer injured parties a financial remedy. Immediately after a motorcycle crash, talk to an experienced injury attorney.
Santa Barbara County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
Being injured after a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming and stressful. Although you can file a personal injury on your own, it is best to seek help from an experienced lawyer to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Arash Law’s aggressive motorcycle accident lawyers have decades of experience handling these types of wrecks in California. After accidents similar to yours, we helped thousands of people recover.
Professional lawyers help you to file your claim. Other than that, they can also speak on your behalf with insurance companies. Our mission is to protect the rights of crash victims and help them negotiate with major insurance companies which do not have their best interests at heart. When you contact us, you have nothing to lose.
We offer free consultations without any obligation to keep our company. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not pay a dime unless we receive compensation from you. Contact or call (888) 488-1391