Ramona Tow Truck Accident: 39-Year-Old Motorcyclist Injured In Tow Truck Accident on Highland Valley Road By El Sol Road
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (October 5, 2019) – A 39-year-old motorcyclist was injured in tow truck accident along Highland Valley Road by El Sol Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 a.m. Authorities are saying that the motorcyclist was driving behind the tow truck at the same time that the tow truck was attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway.
The 39-year-old motorcyclist struct the left front portion of the tow truck and was seriously injured. Paramedics were called to the scene and the victim had to be taken by Mercy Air to the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.
An investigation into the Ramona tow truck accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Ramona Tow Truck Accidents
Tow truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid causing accidents. This includes making sure that they are not turning into the path of traffic. According to California Vehicle Code 22107, “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.”
If a tow truck driver makes a left turn in front of a motorcyclist they will typically be found at fault in the event of an accident. If the tow truck driver was working at the time of an accident the company that they work for may be liable as well. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the negligence of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Any person that is injured in a tow truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Help After A Ramona Tow Truck Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a tow truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.