Eureka Man Injured in Oregon Mountain Motorcycle Crash
According to local authorities, one person suffered serious injuries in an Oregon Mountain motorcycle crash on Sunday, October 6, 2019. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident took place on a rural highway in Trinity County. The injured man has been identified as a 70-year-old Eureka resident. Reportedly, no other individuals were involved in the accident. The collision remains under investigation by officers of CHP.
CHP reported that the collision happened at about 1:35 p.m. on Highway 299, close to the Summit of Oregon Mountain. The Eureka man was driving a Yamaha RS4 motorcycle heading eastbound to the east of the summit at speeds of around 50 miles per hour. As he was navigating a slight left curve on a descending portion of the highway, his motorcycle drifted to the right. The vehicle eventually traveled onto the dirt shoulder of the highway, and the driver lost control, colliding with a metal guard rail. The crash reportedly threw the driver from his motorcycle.
Response officials at the scene of the accident said that they discovered the motorcyclist with severe trauma. The man was transported by a Trinity County Life Support ambulance to the Mercy Medical Center in Redding to receive emergency treatment. Updates on the man’s condition have not been provided by hospital staff so far.
Motorcycles are small and don’t offer their riders much protection. For this reason, it doesn’t take much to cause a serious accident. Motorcycle collisions are often caused by things like defective tires or brakes, hazardous roads, or other dangers that motorcyclists can’t control. When this happens, cyclists are liable to suffer a variety of injuries that can dramatically affect their lives.
For more information about why motorcyclists are likely to be seriously injured during collisions, watch this video:
Recovering from Serious Motorcycle Injuries
The process of recovering from a motorcycle accident injury can be difficult. Crash survivors often have a long road to regaining their physical health and face many emotional challenges related to their injury. Not only is recovering itself difficult but affording recovery can be hard as well. Many people aren’t able to work during their recovery, meaning that it is even more difficult to afford medical expenses and other necessary costs.
While the stress related to affording your recovery can feel overwhelming, many crash survivors can get help by filing a personal injury claim against negligent parties or insurance companies. These claims are meant to give crash survivors the funds they need to pay for medical expenses as well as things like lost income and personal damages. However, the payments available in an injury case can vary widely and it is always best to speak directly with a lawyer in your area who has experience working on cases like yours.
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Eureka Motorcycle Accident Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka motorcycle accident attorney. If a motorcycle accident has left you or someone in your life with a serious injury, call me at either (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900 so that we can speak about your case and I can give you free, friendly advice.
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