Motorcyclist, 46, Seriously Injured in Accident; Taken to Santa Rosa Memorial
PETALUMA (December 18, 2017)- According to the Petaluma Police Department, a major injury collision involving a motorcyclist was reported Saturday on Pepper Road at the intersection or near Bodega Road.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to the 3100 block of Pepper Road at 6:48 p.m. where a Chevy Colorado pickup truck had collided with a 46-year-old motorcyclist.
Authorities have disclosed that the diver of the Chevy, a 35-year-old woman, accompanied by two kids, attempted to perform a U-turn but did so directly into the path of the 46-year-old man on the bike.
The unidentified man sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive. He was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and remained there as of Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, the mother and her two children each suffered minor injuries and were also transported to Santa Rosa Memorial.
CHP officials are currently investigating the collision but it is likely the pickup truck driver will be held accountable as it seems the rider had the right of way based on the information provided.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Pepper Road considered one of the most dangerous streets to drive on in Petaluma as there have been some serious accidents that have taken place so far this year. Drivers should be cognizant and aware of other drivers who they share the road with. JAG Founder James Johnson handled an accident case earlier on this year on Pepper Road and Meacham Road including just a short distance away from where this collision occurred. As a result of his recent case experiences, Mr. Johnson is very familiar with the road itself and its dangers.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, those injured and not found responsible for the crash may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party pending the investigation results. Victims would then have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If your loved one has been the victim of an injury auto accident, contact our experienced Petaluma personal injury accident attorneys today at 800-235-6801 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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