Motorcycles are one of the most frequently hit vehicles on the road in California. There’s no official reason for why riders are struck so often. Yet, accidents usually take place when drivers are paying far too little attention to the road.
The smaller profile of a motorcycle is easier to miss when drivers are distracted or otherwise become careless. They may take a glance at the lanes ahead and miss a defenseless rider and end up causing a devastating crash. These impacts between heavy cars and relatively unprotected motorcyclists often cause serious injuries and even place lives in jeopardy.
Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Weekend Crash with Car in Fresno
A man was badly hurt after his motorcycle was struck by a car Saturday night in Fresno. FOX26-TV reports the accident occurred around 6 p.m. at the intersection of the Highway 41 offramp and Shaw Avenue on October 8, 2022.
The Fresno Police Department determined that the motorcyclist attempted to turn left onto Shaw Avenue after exiting Highway 41. The rider was then struck by a black Mini Cooper.
The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital with what were described as serious injuries. The driver of the Mini Cooper was not hurt.
The driver remained on the scene to cooperate with police investigators. Officers do not think drugs or alcohol played a role in what happened.
Support for Motorcycle Riders Hurt in a Fresno Accident
Accident victims in vehicles have seatbelts, airbags, and metal walls to protect them in a collision. Sadly, motorcyclists don’t get these safeguards. Any impact can cause serious harm to a rider and leave them in recovery for weeks or months.
The enormous medical bills that follow should never fall on a healing victim or the victim’s family. Recovering victims may demand support from an insurance company representing an at-fault driver.
Compensation can be earned for hospital bills and lost wages while the victim is away from work. Emotional anguish over such a traumatic event can also factor into coverage.
Contact a Fresno Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
After an accident involving a serious injury or the tragic loss of a family member, contact an experienced Fresno motorcycle accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian. Mr. Gasparian offers a free consultation for victims and family members that’s completely confidential. He works closely with clients to make sure victims and families receive everything they need from insurance companies so they can begin rebuilding their lives.