Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Los Gatos Crash on Highway 17 Friday
LOS GATOS (December 21, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 17 on Friday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported on December 21 shortly after 1:30 p.m. near Summit Road.
CHP received a call about a motorcycle and a black colored car which for an unknown reason collided on northbound Highway 17 by the Big Moody Curve.
Motorcycle Crash on Highway 17 Near Summit Road
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 crash.
The motorcyclist was then transported to the hospital to be treated for a broken left ankle. The name and condition of the patient at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the bike sustained minor damage upon impact. It was not specified whether or not the driver of the vehicle involved stopped after the wreck.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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A forensic examination of the motorcycle and the car, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. 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 the bike and 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 and the vehicle such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
A victim of a motorcycle accident may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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