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UPDATE: Christopher Wilson Injured In Merced County Motorcycle Accident on Griffith Avenue Near American Avenue


Sep 1, 2019

Christopher Wilson Merced: Christopher Wilson Injured In Merced County Motorcycle Accident on Griffith Avenue Near American Avenue

MERCED, CALIFORNIA (September 1, 2019) – A 28-year-old man identified as Christopher Wilson was seriously injured in a car accident on Griffith Avenue near American Avenue.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 6:09 p.m. Another 28-year-old was approaching the intersection by Griffith Avenue near American Avenue.

That driver reportedly failed to see Christopher Wilson and turned directly into his path. Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. 

Christopher Wilson was flown to the hospital with major head injuries. An investigation into the motorcycle accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Motorcycle Accidents

According to III, Motorcycles are by their nature far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. They are also less visible to other drivers and pedestrians and less stable than four-wheel vehicles. Operating a motorcycle requires a different combination of physical and mental skills than those used in driving four-wheel vehicles.” Motorcycles are also much smaller making it more likely that they are overlooked by other drivers. Victims of motorcycle accidents are likely to suffer from:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Internal trauma
  • PTSD
  • Spinal cord injuries

A number of very serious accidents take place when drivers make dangerous or illegal left turns. According to 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.” 

Any person that is injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim may help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can begin taking steps to make sure that your rights are being protected. 

Getting Help After A Motorcycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to Christopher Wilson and his family as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to Merced County police as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that measure are put in place to help make this intersection safer. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a motorcycle 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 legal 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.

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