Howard McFadyen, 55, Badly Injured in Motorcycle Accident
DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, October 15th
October 16, 2018- According to KRCRTV, a major injury motorcycle collision was reported yesterday afternoon on Main Street near Bowman Road.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to a phone call notifying them of a collision between a motorcyclist and a van at precisely 1:20 p.m.
Authorities have indicated that Howard McFadyen had been headed southbound on Main Street before being struck by Mary Hannigan, 69, of Cottonwood, who had been traveling northbound before attempting to turn into a gas station across southbound traffic.
The collision left McFadyen badly hurt with injuries to both legs, both arms, and his chest. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he remains Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, after being interviewed by CHP officials, Hannigan stated that she simply failed to see McFadyen coming her way and that it was too late to avoid the crash once she did.
Neither drugs or alcohol are believed to have been contributing factors.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Howard McFadyen as he starts his recovery from the injuries suffered in this incident.
Cottonwood Motorcycle Accident Attorney
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 what caused Jason Harman to lose control and crash the motorcycle. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast he was going and if he was riding recklessly, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the motorcycle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the bike such as point of impact, final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, with the details provided thus far it appears as though Howard McFadyen will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other involved motorist, Mary Hannigan, if he wishes to pursue a claim. Personal injury victims who are not held at fault 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.
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