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UPDATE: Kenneth Hedstrom Injured In Visalia Motorcycle Accident By Giddings Street Mineral And King Avenue

Oct 23, 2019

Kenneth Hedstrom Visalia: Kenneth Hedstrom Injured In Visalia Motorcycle Accident By Giddings Street Mineral And King Avenue

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA (October 23, 2019) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a car accident by the intersection of Giddings Street Mineral and King Avenue.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:00 p.m. near Redwood High School. For reasons that remain under investigation a Kia Forte began turning onto Mineral King Avenue.

Kenneth Hedstrom veered to avoid hitting the Kia Forte but later hit the curb and was thrown off his motorcycle. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to take the victim to the hospital. 

Kenneth Hedstrom was transported to the Kaweah Delta Medical Center with major injuries. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Visalia Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are at a much greater likelihood of being seriously injured in a car accident. They have less protection than passenger vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. Here are just a few of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Driver intoxication
  • Illegal maneuvers
  • Speeding

Drivers are supposed to check for motorcyclists before attempting to turn or merge into another lane. 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.” Victims of motorcycle accidents tend to suffer from very serious injuries including:

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

Any person that is injured in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a bodily injury claim can 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 options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a civil 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 Kenneth Hedstrom as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as the continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent similar accidents. 

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. 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 get the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. 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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