Serious Injuries Sustained in 15 Freeway Crash
One person was left seriously injured on Tuesday evening as the result of a motorcycle crash.
The incident happened in Temecula on February 15th around 5:43 p.m.
According to CHP, two people were riding on a motorcycle when the bike collided with another vehicle.
It is unclear at this time what factored into the collision within the northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway.
Both riders ended up in the roadway and rushed to a local hospital. One unidentified rider suffered major injuries upon impact.
Police also shut down the northbound side of the freeway for a period of time.
Investigators are working to determine liability.
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.