Motorcyclist Injured in Accident on Highway 198
KING CITY, MONTEREY COUNTY (June 5, 2018)– According to the California Highway Patrol, an injurious collision was reported Tuesday afternoon on Highway 198 between a semi-truck truck and a motorcycle.
The accident transpired at precisely 12:34 p.m. prompting the arrival of the California Highway Patrol.
Rider Airlifted to Hospital
While the cause of the accident remains unclear, the motorcyclist who remains unidentified sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a medical center by air flight ambulance, according to the dispatch report.
No details were provided on the driver of the big rig as authorities remained present at the scene as of 2:10 p.m.
Traffic was congested resulting in motorists traveling on Highway 198 to experienced delays for at least an hour.
Monterey County Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Based on the information provided in the report, the company employing the semi-truck driver could potentially be held liable for the collision. A thorough investigation will ensue, however, as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicle. 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, those who suffered injuries following a collision may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the company responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Monterey County personal injury law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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