Rider Hurt in Sacramento Motorcycle Accident at Fulton Avenue and Azalea Road
Sacramento, California (September 22, 2019) – A motorcyclist was injured in a traffic collision in Sacramento on Saturday night, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatch.
The motorcycle accident happened at about 8:26 p.m. September 21, at the intersection of Fulton Avenue Azalea Road between Northrop Avenue and Exeter Square Lane
The CHP said a motorcycle and a black Toyota Tacoma collided at the intersection for an unknown reason. Due to the impact, the bike caught fire while the Toyota Tacoma ended up on the right-hand shoulder.
The motorcyclist suffered minor injury in the crash. The victim was attended to by paramedics who arrived at the scene shortly after the wreck.
The identity and current condition of the injured party have not yet been released to this time.
It was not mentioned whether or not the driver of the involved car stopped after the wreck and cooperated with the officials’ investigation.
The investigation is underway.
Statistics on motorcycle accidents in California show that the riders sustain major injuries in most of the incidents. Although most motorcyclists practice safe driving and wear the right protective gear, other motorists contribute a lot towards motorcycle accidents.
Some of the most common unsafe practices by other motorists include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Turning left into the path of oncoming motorcyclists
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Distracted driving (using a phone, eating, etc.)
The above and other negligent behaviors can and often do cause accidents that result in major injuries or death. You should not allow a negligent party to subject you to such kind of suffering. Seek legal help from a motorcycle accident attorney.