Motorcyclist Badly Injured in Crash Tuesday on I-80 at Highway 50 in West Sacramento
WEST SACRAMENTO (October 3, 2017)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a major injury crash took place Tuesday morning on eastbound I-80 at Highway 50.
CHP officials responded to the crash at 8:29 a.m. between a motorcycle and possibly a black Volkswagen Passat.
Victim Possibly Suffers Broken Leg
The West Sacramento Fire Department and paramedics were notified and called to the scene where the motorcyclist was down in the road with serious injuries which included a broken leg and femur.
Paramedics transported the unidentified victim to UC Davis Medical Center. His condition remains unclear at this time as it was likely the rider suffered other injuries as well.
Both the motorcycle and the vehicle were at rest in the No. 1 lane which ultimately resulted in the closure of two more lanes.
No details have been provided at this time regarding what exactly transpired leading up to the collision as CHP officials investigate and look into liability.
Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the vehicle, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was 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 vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, injured accident victims may file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an accident in Sacramento, contact our experienced personal injury accident lawyers today at 800-235-6801.
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