Motorcyclist Robert Nelms, 25, Seriously Injured in Atwater Crash
ATWATER (November 18, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 99 near Applegate Road on Sunday, according to Merced Sun Star.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Robert Nelms, of Atwater.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Nelms was riding a 2017 Suzuki motorcycle when for an unknown reason he collided with the back of a 2005 GMC pickup truck.
Accident on Highway 99 Near Applegate Road
Nelms was found suffering from major injuries as a result of the crash. He was then airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment.
His condition at this time was not disclosed. The driver of the pickup truck, 54-year-old Atwater resident Carlos Pacheco, was unharmed in the wreck.
Meanwhile, CHP indicated that a solo big rig collision was also reported in the area prior to this incident. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the motorcycle versus car accident.
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A forensic examination of the Suzuki and the GMC, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the incident. 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 either the bike or 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 or the pickup truck such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, Mr. Robert Nelms 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.
Contact our experienced personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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