Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Santa Cruz Crash on Highway 1 Friday
SANTA CRUZ (October 13, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 1 on Friday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported shortly after 4 p.m.
CHP received a call about an operator of a Honda Scooter who was struck by a vehicle on northbound Highway 1, also known as Cabrillo Highway, near Soquel Drive.
As per a witness, the rider was found down on the right hand shoulder after the car involved apparently ran over the victim’s leg.
Motorcycle Crash on Cabrillo Highway Near Soquel Drive
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the motorcyclist who suffered major injuries as a result of the crash. The patient was then transported to Valley Medical Center with broken leg and arms and lacerations.
The name and condition of the motorcycle rider at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, CHP did not mention whether or not the driver of the car involved stopped after the wreck.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the SUV, 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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