Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Sacramento Accident on Highway 51
SACRAMENTO (November 19, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 51 on Monday, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident took place shortly after 5:20 p.m. near El Camino Avenue off-ramp.
CHP first logged the incident when a motorcycle and a 4-door sedan collided for an unknown reason in the southbound lanes of Highway 51.
Accident on Highway 51 Near El Camino, Nov 19
Sacramento Fire Department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the rider who was found down in the No. 1 lane as a result of the crash.
The patient was then transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for major injuries. The name and condition of the motorcyclist at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the roadway was reopened shortly after 6 p.m. after the Nos 1 and 2 lanes were temporarily blocked. Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the wreck.
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A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the sedan, 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 sports 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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