Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Walnut Creek Accident on 680 Freeway Thursday
WALNUT CREEK (September 13, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision along the Interstate 680 Freeway on Thursday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch.
The accident was reported at approximately 5:35 p.m.
CHP received a call about a motorcyclist who collided for an unknown reason with a white Lexus vehicle on the southbound 680 Freeway near Rudgear Road on-ramp.
Motorcycle Accident on 680 Freeway Near Rudgear Road On-Ramp
The rider reportedly flipped over on the car upon impact. The victim was found down in the No. 1 lane of the freeway as a result of the crash.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the patient who suffered major injuries in the wreck. The motorcycle operator was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The name and condition of the rider at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, the No. 1 lane was closed as authorities conducted their investigation. The dispatch did not mention whether or not the driver involved stopped after the incident.
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A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the Lexus, 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 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 traffic collision has the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent individual, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will answer all your questions and guide you every step of the way. Contact us for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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