Motorcyclist Injured in Redding Highway Crash

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March 08, 2019
Edward Smith

Motorcyclist Injured in Redding Highway Crash

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports indicate that one man suffered serious injuries during a recent area collision. The accident happened on Friday, March 1, 2019, at a highway location to the south of Redding. According to information from CHP, the crash involved two vehicles, a motorcycle and an SUV. Specific details about the nature of the motorcyclist’s injuries were unavailable, but respondents stated that his trauma was not considered life-threatening. Traffic data shows that the crash caused serious delays for morning commuters heading into Redding. Officers of CHP say that they are still investigating this accident in order to determine what factors may have been involved.

Collision Details

CHP said that the accident happened a short time before 8:00 a.m. on Highway Interstate 5 just north of the Knighton Road junction. The motorcyclist, who was identified as a local 33-year-old man, had been driving on the northbound side of the highway when he was struck by a white-colored GMC. The motorcyclist was knocked off-course, and his vehicle eventually traveled off the side of the road, landing in a nearby ditch. Details about how the two vehicles collided have not been provided by authorities.

Accident witnesses immediately contacted CHP to report the crash. When responders arrived at the accident scene, they found that the motorcyclist had been significantly injured and had him placed on an ambulance to be taken to a nearby hospital. No further injuries were reported.


The investigation into this accident is ongoing and officers have not reported any suspected crash factors. Crashes such as this one are common and the area has seen an uptick in collisions caused by wet roadways over this rainy winter. However, motorcycle accidents can be caused by many other factors including driver distraction, roadway defects, reckless driving, and more.

Staying Safe on Motorcycles

Driving a motorcycle can be dangerous, especially if you are on wet roads and traveling at highway speeds. Motorcyclists aren’t protected by metal walls or airbags and usually fall off of their vehicle during crashes. For these reasons, it is important for motorcyclists to practice extra caution. Some of the best ways that motorcyclists can keep themselves safe include:

  • Avoiding vehicle blind spots and trying to stay conspicuous by wearing bright clothing and making sure headlights are working properly.
  • Driving predictably so that larger vehicles can anticipate your actions.
  • Keeping ample space between your bike and other vehicles.
  • Taking a DMV motorcycle safety course.
  • Always stay alert and focused while driving.

Paying for Accident Injuries

Sadly, not all accidents can be avoided, even if motorcyclists do everything right. When accidents happen, motorcyclists can be left with injuries that require hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy, and more. Moreover, motorcyclists are also often left unable to work either temporarily or permanently. These factors can leave people in a difficult place financially. However, many accident survivors are able to claim recompense for these damages through personal injury claims. If you want more details about personal injury claims, get in touch with a Redding personal injury lawyer. Most attorneys offer free phone consultations where you can learn valuable information.

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