Traffic Accident Involving Motorcycle Results in Injuries
California Highway Patrol reported a crash involving a motorcycle on Wednesday morning in Stockton.
The incident occurred on December 1st right before 11 a.m. on Waterloo Road.
Per reports, a vehicle collided with a Honda motorcycle under unclear circumstances.
As a result of the crash, the westbound lanes were blocked off by both vehicles.
The Stockton Fire Department arrived at the scene to provide aid to the injured motorcyclist. The extent of their injuries, however, remains unknown at this time.
It is also unknown whether or not other injuries were reported.
The collision remains under investigation.
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. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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.