Major Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accident
A vehicle collided with a motorcycle on Thursday morning resulting in major injuries.
The traffic collision occurred on November 11th around 10:30 a.m. in Monterey County.
Per reports, a Toyota RAV4 crashed with a motorcycle on Cabrillo Highway 1 near Notley’s Landing.
It is not clear, however, what led to the collision.
Due to the impact, the rider was ejected from their bike and suffered a broken leg.
Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to Natividad Medical Center for treatment of their major injuries.
In addition, a tow truck was also needed to remove both vehicles from the roadway.
More details will be provided once CHP completes their 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