Motorcyclist Injured in Boulder Creek Accident on Highway 236 Thursday
BOULDER CREEK, Santa Cruz County (August 9, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 236 on Thursday, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
One of the witnesses reported the accident at 14379 Highway 236, also known as Big Basin Way, about 4:37 p.m.
CHP first logged the incident when a motorcyclist collided for an unknown reason with a Ford sedan near the intersection of Highway 236 and Ridge Drive.
Motorcycle Accident on Big Basin Way, August 9
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the rider who suffered major injuries as a result of the wreck.
The patient was taken to the hospital for further treatment. The name and condition of the victim at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the dispatch added that the Ford sustained a broken right front tire upon impact but it did not mention whether or not the driver of the car was hurt. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
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A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the Ford sedan, 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 played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either the bike or the car, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the motorcycle or the vehicle such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
A victim of a traffic collision has the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent individual, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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