Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Sacramento Crash on Highway 51 Thursday
SACRAMENTO (October 25, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 51 on Thursday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported at approximately 3:50 p.m.
CHP first logged the incident when a motorcycle and a truck collided for an unknown reason on northbound Highway 51 near E Street on-ramp and Exposition Boulevard off-ramp.
Sacramento 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.
Motorcycle and Truck Crash on Highway 51
The patient was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The name and condition of the motorcyclist at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the dispatch mentioned that three vehicles stopped to help the victim. It was not specified whether or not the driver who struck the motorcycle rider was one of those who remained at the site.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the wreck.
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A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the vehicle, 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 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 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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