Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Highway 178 Crash
BAKERSFIELD (September 18, 2017) – A major injury collision took place on Highway 178 Saturday, September 16, according to reports by Kern Golden Empire and 23 ABC News.
The accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. in the Kern River Canyon, west of Live Oak Day Use Campground.
California Highway Patrol said a man was riding a motorcycle when for an unknown reason he collided with a Honda CR-V on Highway 178.
Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident
The motorcycle was found down in the westbound lanes while the rider was ended up on the right hand shoulder as a result of the crash. The motorcyclist was transported to a nearby hospital with major injuries that were considered as non-life threatening.
His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, CHP did not mention whether the driver of the car involved stopped and remained at the scene following the wreck. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speed, distracted driving or negligence often cause traffic incidents. These auto accidents usually results in serious injuries, or worse death. It is then necessary that motorists practice certain precautionary measures and follow traffic laws while traversing the major roads, such as the highways, as they are considered as one of the most dangerous routes in the state.
In this case, authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine liability. If the investigation proves that a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the injury of another individual, the victim may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto collision and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyers to assist you. Give us a call today at 800-235-6801 and let us help you with your case.
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