Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt Following Crash on Cabrillo Boulevard
A motorcyclist and truck collided for unknown reasons in Santa Barbara on Thursday afternoon, July 21st.
It was around 2 p.m. when the accident occurred within the 300 block of East Cabrillo Boulevard.
Due to the impact, the rider lost his helmet and was thrown about 30 feet into the air.
Paramedics treated the rider at the scene and rushed him to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with severe injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
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 your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.