A recent Mariposa County motorcycle accident resulted in the loss of three
lives and injured four others, according to a
fresnobee.com news story. Reportedly, the head-on collision involved a Ford Bronco,
a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a Ford Escape. The driver of the Ford
Bronco allegedly crossed over a double-yellow line while maneuvering a
curve in the road, and consequently struck the motorcycle and then the
Ford Escape. The two Chowchilla residents riding the motorcycle, 39 and
43, were killed, as was the 55-year-old driver of the Ford Escape. All
four people in the Ford Bronco, including the 18-year-old driver, sustained
injuries, which ranged in severity from moderate to major.
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash, which
at this point does not appear to have been the result of the 18-year-old
driver being under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. Regardless
of the severity of a crash, all details are thoroughly investigated in
order to determine as accurately as possible exactly what happened. Further
details of this incident will undoubtedly be revealed in the near future.
Motorcycle crashes are especially dangerous, particularly given the fact
that motorcyclists and their passengers cannot rely on being protected
by the steel reinforced sides that an automobile has to offer. Every year,
far too many motorcycles are injured or lose their lives in California
as the result of motorist negligence of some kind.
For more information about your rights as an accident victim, please contact
the San Jose motorcycle attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our
experienced Sunnyvale personal injury attorneys will fight to ensure that
your rights are not infringed upon in a court of law, and will hold negligent
parties accountable for their actions. For more information and a free
evaluation of your San Jose motorcycle accident injury case, call (800) 900-0863.