Motorcyclist Seriously Injured

Truck and Motorcycle Collide on Highway 1 and Caspar Road

Major injuries were sustained as the result of a motorcycle colliding with a truck on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred on January 5th in Mendocino County around 4 p.m. 

California Highway Patrol reported that the two collided under unclear circumstances. 

When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they located the rider on the ground with serious injuries. 

The unidentified motorcyclist was rushed to a local hospital.

No reports have been made regarding the other involved driver. 

An active investigation is underway 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.