A motorcyclist was killed in a recent Escondido crash when he was ejected from his bike then run over by passing traffic, according to recent reports. The rider was traveling on East El Norte Parkway when he apparently rear-ended a pickup truck and was thrown from his bike. A semi truck then ran over the motorcycle rider, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are looking into what led up to the crash, but have released no findings at this point.
According to statistics from the California Highway Patrol, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in an accident that the occupants of other vehicles. The CHP also notes that several groups are overrepresented in terms of age in motorcycle accident fatalities. Riders age 15-19, who make up four percent of all motorcycle riders, and riders age 20-24, who make up six percent of all motorcycle riders, account for thirteen percent of all motorcycle fatality deaths, meaning that these groups are overrepresented. Riders between the ages of 45-54 are also overrepresented in death statistics, especially older riders within that group.
Experts believe that there are two reasons for these statistical overrepresentations. With younger riders, inexperience is a key factor in crashes. Most young riders who are killed in motorcycle crashes do not have a license or have not taken a motorcycle safety course. For older riders, loss of quick reaction times may lead to accidents and injuries.
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, it is important that you protect your rights. It is entirely possible that an insurance company may try to blame you with your own accident and injuries and deny you payment of your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to the crash. In addition, an insurance company may try to get you to settle for a very low amount of money that does not include sums for your pain and suffering.
Daniel M. Gilleon has been representing accident victims in San Diego for many years. His understanding of the inner workings of personal injury cases has helped him to win significant awards for his clients in many cases. Call Dan Gilleon today to set up a free consultation and learn more about how he can help you recover compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries.