Motorcyclist Badly Injured in Stockton Crash on Highway 88
STOCKTON (May 31, 2018)– According to the California Highway Patrol, a major injury collision involving a motorcycle was reported this afternoon at the intersection of Waterloo Road (Highway 88) and Alpine Road.
At roughly 1:12 p.m., California Highway Patrol officials were dispatched to the scene where a motorcyclist had been struck by a vehicle described as a white Chevy SUV.
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Limited details were provided in the report log as the rider suffered severe injuries and was taken away from the scene by ambulance.
No information was released on the driver of the Chevy or the cause of the accident as CHP had just begun their investigation as of 1:20 p.m.
This story is still developing and will be updated once more facts are revealed.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of both the vehicle and the motorcycle, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the motorcyclist may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party pending the investigation results. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost future income and loss future income due to work absence from injury.
If your loved one has been the victim of an auto accident, contact our experienced Stockton and San Joaquin County motorcycle injury attorneys today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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