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18-Year-Old Man Critically Hurt in Rancho Bernardo Motorcycle Accident on Pomerado Road

Major Injury Rancho Bernardo Motorcycle Accident on Pomerado Road

Rancho Bernardo, California (May 1, 2020) – A motorcyclist was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a car turned into his path along Pomerado Road, just south of Rancho Bernardo Road Thursday afternoon.

As per the dispatch, an 18-year-old man riding his 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 motorcycle north on Pomerado Road broadsided the front passenger door of a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser that was traveling south on the highway.

The Chrysler driver, an 80-year-old woman, reportedly made a left turn onto Caminito Vecinos and drove into the path of the motorbike prior to the 4:45 p.m. collision.

The rider, who was ejected from his bike upon the impact, suffered a brain bleed and facial trauma as a result of the crash.

No other injuries were reported following the mishap.

The accident remains under an active investigation.

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.
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