Lane Splitting Motorcycle Accidents
I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Napa. When a motorcycle rides between two lanes of slowly moving or stopped cars, typically in a traffic jam, it is known as lane splitting. They did this in Mission Impossible 5 going at high speeds on the highway in North Africa!
If an accident takes place while lane splitting occurred, whether the car or the motorcycle is at fault will depend on the state laws regarding lane splitting, the opinion of the law enforcement officer and the judge, and the specific actions of the motorcycle rider as well as the motorist before the accident.