A Thursday night traffic collision left one person with major injuries on September 23rd.
The accident took place in Penngrove around 9:06 p.m. at the intersection of Ely Road North and Old Redwood Highway.
According to CHP, a Toyota Camry hit a Harley Davidson motorcycle at the intersection.
The Camry sustained moderate front-end damage as a result and the Harley Davidson lost its front wheel.
The unidentified rider was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries. Their current condition is unknown.
During the investigation process authorities blocked off the intersection for a period of time.
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.