Driver Hits Motorcycle, Causes Chain-Reaction Involving 5 More Riders and 1 Sedan
IRWINDALE, California (April 17, 2016) – Six were injured, two critically, after a hit-and-run driver allegedly, intentionally struck a motorcycle on 210 Freeway Saturday evening, according to The Los Angeles Times. (map)
The incident took place about 7 p.m., just west of Irwindale Avenue.
As per the article, an initial investigation conducted by CHP indicated that six motorcycles were going west at 65 mph in the No. 1 lane when a black pickup truck drifted across the freeway from the No. 4 lane.
The pickup then hit one of the motorcyclists, prompting a chain reaction with the other five riders.
CHP said at least two of the motorcycles subsequently collided with a BMW traveling in the carpool lane.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the county fire department affirmed that a total of six people were hurt in the collision. Four victims were transported to hospitals, including two who were listed in critical condition.
The other two patients reportedly sustained minor injuries.
Meanwhile, CHP believed that the pickup driver appeared to have intentionally slammed into the motorcycles. The motorist fled the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation by police.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims and their family and friends during such difficult times. We hope the suspect will be located and justice will be served.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto accident caused by the misconduct of another party, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to assist you in filing a personal injury claim. Our experienced and professional lawyers will help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve by providing the best legal support and representation you need. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation. Allow us to fight for your rights.
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