Motorcyclist Injured in Collision With Pickup Truck
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, February 2nd
February 4, 2019- According to the California Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist suffered major injuries following a collision Saturday evening.
The incident occurred at precisely 5:55 p.m. on Gate Drive near 4th Street.
According to the report, the motorcyclist was struck by a truck driver attempting to change lanes who failed to see the rider ID’d as Paul Willard, 31, of Madera.
The collision left Willard with moderate injuries as he remains in stable condition as of Monday morning.
Meanwhile, there was no information or details provided on the involved motorist driving the pickup truck as it remains unclear whether or not they were injured in the collision.
Following the crash, Gate Drive new 4th was shut down for nearly two hours while California Highway Patrol officials spoke to witnesses and gathered evidence.
Madera Motorcycle Accident Attorney
CHP 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 exactly happened. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast both parties were going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. 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, the motorcyclist may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other involved motorist pending the results of the investigation. 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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