Passenger Samantha Jenlo, 20, Injured in Motorcycle Crash
LOCATION: Santa Rosa
DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, September 23rd
September 24, 2018- According to the Press Democrat, a man and a woman were injured following a solo motorcycle collision which occurred yesterday morning at or near the crossroads of Bennett Valley and Sonoma Mountain roads.
California Highway Patrol officials received notification of the accident which took place at 4:15 a.m. roughly.
The operator of the motorcycle ID’d as Jason Harman, 25, of Rohnert Park, lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to make a turn injuring both himself and his passenger ID’d as Samanta Jenlo, 20, of Santa Rosa.
Both Harman and Jenlo were ejected from the bike and thrown down an embankment adjacent to the road.
The pair each suffered injuries described as serious and were transported via ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial, per the Press Democrat.
At this time, CHP has not ruled out the possibility of drugs or alcohol being involved but at this time do not believe either to have been a factor.
No further details have been announced as the investigation is pending.
Santa Rosa Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will carry out a forensic examination of both the vehicle and the motorcycle, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what caused Jason Harman to lose control and crash the motorcycle. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast he was going and if he was riding recklessly, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the motorcycle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the bike such as point of impact, final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, Samantha Jenlo will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the operator of the motorcycle if she wishes to pursue a claim. Personal injury victims who are not held at fault have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost future income and loss future income due to work absence from injury.
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