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UPDATE: Gene Ogden Injured In Napa Motorcycle Accident BY Knoxville Berryessa Road Near Spanish Flats


Jun 26, 2019

Gene Ogden Napa: Gene Ogden Injured In Napa Motorcycle Accident BY Knoxville Berryessa Road Near Spanish Flats

NAPA, CALIFORNIA (June 26, 2019) – A 71-year-old motorcyclist identified as Gene Ogden from Fairfield was injured in an accident on Knoxville Berryessa Road after another motorcyclist crossed a double yellow line. 

Napa police are saying that the accident happened around 11:16 a.m. A 38-year-old man was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle when they crossed a double yellow line prior to the head-on collision. 

Gene Ogden was ejected from his 2019 Harley Davidson and sustained traumatic injuries following the crash. 

He was taken to the Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville in order to receive treatment. There is an ongoing investigation into the source of the accident. 

Liability In Motorcycle Accidents

All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid causing accidents. It is illegal to cross a double yellow line and drivers that do are likely to be found at fault in the event of an accident. According to California Vehicle Code 21460, “If double parallel solid yellow lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the lines, except as permitted in this section.” There are a number of reasons why a drive may cross a double yellow line:

  • They may have been distracted
  • They may have been intoxicated
  • They may have been fatigued
  • They may have been unfamiliar with the road
  • They may have been trying to pass another vehicle

Motorcycles are by their very nature less crass-worthy than other vehicles. Riders are much more likely to be catastrophically injured or killed. Injuries from a motorcycle accident may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Muscle injuries

Many of the injuries associated with motorcycle accidents can be psychological. Victims might suffer from PTSD and and recurring thoughts about the event. Any person that is injured in a motorcycle accident could potentially recover damages for 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 options are. 

Investigating A Motorcycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts to Gene Ogden and his family as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue to investigate. There needs to be some accountability for this accident. 

If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a motorcycle accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need more information about a particular incident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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