Motorcycle Rider Seriously Injured In Jurupa Valley Street Sweeper Accident On Market Street
JURUPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (December 19, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured on Wednesday when he was hit by a street sweeper in Jurupa Valley along Market Street south of 24th Street.
Jurupa Valley police are saying that the accident happened around noon. An engine crew came across the scene of the accident and found the motorcycle rider laying in the middle of the road.
There is no word yet on the identity of the motorcyclist that was injured. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to give him treatment.
Authorities are asking anyone that may have seen what happened int the street sweeper accident to reach out to them.
Liability In Street Sweeper Accidents
Nearly 35,000 people are killed every year in the United States in motor vehicle accidents. Hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured. The odds of being seriously injured in an accident go up substantially for motorcycle riders. No matter how safe a motorcyclist is, there are a number of unique hazards associated with riding a motorcycle.
For example, trucks, buses and street sweepers all tend to have large blind spots. It’s easy for a motorcycle riders to become completely hidden in the blind spots of these larger vehicles. This is why it’s so important that drivers check their blind spots. Left-turn accidents are another major hazard. Drivers in California have a duty to yield the right of way to all oncoming traffic before making a left turn.
Victims of motorcycle accidents with street sweepers will have the ability to file a bodily injury claim. According to the FMCSA, the average cost for medical care and treatment following a truck accident is $200,000. This can be substantially higher for motorcycle accident victims that endure life-altering injuries. Street sweeping companies will often go to extraordinary lengths to try and deny liability after an accident. This is why it’s important to have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney examine the specific facts of your case. An attorney can work to preserve key pieces of evidence and make sure your rights are being protected.
Getting Help From A Motorcycle Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the motorcyclist that was injured in this street sweeper accident in Jurupa Valley. It is our sincere hope that authorities will investigate what happened thoroughly for the sake of all of those that have been affected. Any witnesses should come forward and speak with police for the sake of the victim.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of a street sweeper driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you with whatever you need. We take pride in the exceptional results we’ve been able to achieve for our clients. In fact, we focus exclusively on accident claims and have successfully resolved thousands of claims. Whether you would like a free investigation into your case or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.