• Blog
  • 2020
  • Mar
  • Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Collision on Highway 1 in Pacifica

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Collision on Highway 1 in Pacifica

Rider Suffers Major Injuries in Pacifica Motorcycle Accident on Highway 1 (Cabrillo Highway) near Manor Drive Off-Ramp

Pacifica, California (March 28, 2020) – A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries following a traffic accident that happened Friday afternoon in Pacifica, a local news source reported.

At about 2:38 p.m. Friday, March 27, the California Highway Patrol officers received a report about the accident on Highway 1 near Manor Drive exit. Highway 1 is also known as Cabrillo Highway.

As per the CHP report, a red motorcycle collided with a vehicle on the highway for undetermined reasons. The bike acquired major damage as a result of the crash.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and rendered aid to the rider who sustained major injuries to their leg, left hip and head. The patient was then taken to a local hospital for further treatment. The name of the patient and their current condition were not provided.

There were no details given about the driver of the car.

The numbers 1 and 2 lanes of southbound Highway 1 north of Highway 35 were closed following the accident. As of 4:00 p.m., the roadway was reopened.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply