Motorcyclist Injured in Rio Linda Crash at 16th Street and Elkhorn Boulevard
RIO LINDA, Sacramento County (August 11, 2018) – A motorcyclist was hospitalized after a traffic collision in the area of 16th Street and Elkhorn Boulevard on Saturday, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported shortly before 12 p.m.
As per the incident log, for an unknown reason a blue fully dressed Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a black Chrysler 300 collided at the intersection of 16th Street and Elkhorn Boulevard.
Motorcycle Crash in Sacramento County’s Rio Linda Saturday
CHP said that the rider was thrown off the bike as a result of the crash. The motorcycle ended up on the side of the roadway while smoke was seen coming underneath the hood of the car.
Sacramento County Fire Department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the motorcyclist who was hurt following the wreck. The patient was then taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.
The name and condition of the victim at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
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In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the cause of the crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Who had the right of way? Did any of the motorists involved show recklessness or negligence at some point?
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to speak with our experienced Sacramento County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Call us at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.