When a motorcycle collides with a car, the end result is often serious injury or death for the person on the bike. There is simply very little protection offered to the motorcycle's riders in the event of an accident.
On Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, a motorcycle collided with a car in South Napa. As a result, the California Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist had to be revived by emergency personnel upon arriving at the scene.
After being ejected from his bike, the 40-year-old man had no pulse. Fortunately, fire emergency personnel were able to restore a pulse after several minutes of administering CPR. From there, the man was taken by ambulance to Queen of the Valley Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the car was uninjured.
The police report notes that the driver of the car was getting ready to make a left turn, when he noticed the motorcyclist traveling in the eastbound lane. The driver attempted to put the car in reverse as a means of avoiding the collision, but it was too late, and the front end of the vehicle collided into the left side of the bike. This led to the motorcyclist being thrown from the bike and landing under the car.
At this time, the California Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.
Motorcycle accident injuries can be very serious. Although most people attempt to share the road with others, in cases like this a collision can still happen. For those that have suffered as a result of such accidents, compensation may be pursued through civil court. An experienced attorney can help protect victims' rights and provide options for holding the at-fault driver responsible.
Source: Napa Valley Patch, "UPDATE: Motorcyclist In Crash Had To Be Revived" Keri Brenner, Dec. 14, 2013