Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident Leaves Rider Injured
CHP reported an accident on Saturday morning involving a UPS truck and motorcycle in Bakersfield.
The collision took place on May 7th at the intersection of Mccray Street and Highland Drive.
According to reports, the UPS truck struck the motorcyclist around 11:45 a.m.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause.
The motorcyclist sustained major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
No injuries were reported from the truck driver.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.