While the following story may be smaller in scale compared to other accidents and though it didn’t occur here in the Bay Area, there are still some important elements to the story to highlight. In this particular case, a motorcycle crashed in Riverside, California, slowing traffic on Highway 91. Though an ambulance was at the scene of the crash, it does not appear that the motorcyclist was seriously hurt.
Few details are available regarding the crash. It is possible that this is just “one of those things,” and the motorcyclist crashed on his or her own. Maybe another vehicle veered too close to the motorcyclist and caused him or her to take drastic measures to avoid a collision. Until more details are revealed regarding the circumstances of the crash, we can’t say for sure.
What is fairly remarkable about this incident is that the motorcyclist did not suffer serious injuries — or, possibly, any injuries at all. The article says that the motorcyclist was “OK” after the crash. Usually motorcyclists who are involved in an accident suffer injuries, such as cuts, bruises, an abrasions that permanently disfigure them. And that’s if they are lucky. Sometimes catastrophic injuries can result from a motorcycle accident claiming the individual’s life or forcing them to deal with a mountain of medical bills.
If this happens to a motorcyclist and their particular case involves another driver who was negligent, then the victim needs to consider legal action to protect himself or herself from the crushing debt that can ensue after an accident.
Source: The Press-Enterprise, “RIVERSIDE: Motorcycle crash slows westbound 91 traffic (UPDATE 2),” Anne Millerbernd, March 31, 2016