Motorcycle Accident In Escondido By Washington Avenue near Hickory Street Left Motorcycle Rider Seriously Injured
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA (February 11, 2019) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run accident by Washington Avenue near Hickory Street.
San Diego police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:00 p.m. Authorities said that the person driving the car pulled in front of the motorcyclist as they were making a left turn.
The 53-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and had to be taken to the hospital in order to undergo surgery. Witnesses are saying that the driver fled the scene in a green Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run driver should contact the Escondido Police Department.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
Drivers are supposed to scan the road ahead of them and take steps to avoid causing accidents. This is especially important before a driver makes a left turn. According to the California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”
Drivers will typically be held at fault if they were turning left and caused an accident. Any victims are able to recover damages by filing a bodily injury claim against he at fault driver. A motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover financial compensation after an accident for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the motorcyclist that was injured in this accident by Washington Avenue near Hickory Street. Anyone that may have knowledge about the location of the hit-and-run driver should contact police. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers choose to take off after causing an accident.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a motorcycle accident? Our personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We can fight on your behalf to get you compensation for your injuries. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are seeking legal counsel we are here for you. You can call us anytime at (888) 888-9285.