FULLERTON, California (Oct. 23, 2017) — A motorcycle rider was seriously injured Monday morning in a collision with a Toyota Sienna van, according to the Orange County Register.
The crash took place about 6:50 a.m. this morning at Highland and Chapman avenues, according to the Register.
The victim was trapped underneath the SUV, but was released after an auto mechanic Robert Mott used a jack and a piece of wood to left the vehicle off the rider.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and freed the victim who appeared to be conscious, but badly hurt. Firefighters say the victim had a better chance of survival thanks to the quick actions of Mott.
The injured motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to UCI Medical Center in critical condition.
The Fullerton Police Department is heading up the investigation into the cause of the collision.
Liability for Motorcycle Collisions
The motorcyclist who was hurt in this collision is likely to endure significant medical costs, lost wages and other financial losses. It’s unclear at this point what led to this crash and who is liable, but police are working to determine liability. Far too often, motorcyclists are struck by motorists who are distracted or who make unsafe turns in front of them.
If a negligent motorist has caused you or a loved one injuries, it’s important that you protect your legal rights and contact an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney. Johnson Attorneys Group provides a free consultation at 800-235-6801. Our attorneys are also only paid if a settlement is paid to our clients.