A motorcycle rider is struggling for survival after a violent freeway accident on the Interstate 8 onramp Tuesday night in San Diego.
According to witness accounts and the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place at around 10 p.m. when the rider’s bike struck a curb on the onramp.
The bump jettisoned the rider from the bike and into a pole along the side of the road. The motorcycle itself came to rest more than 100 feet down the road.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the rider barely clinging to life and began to perform CPR. The rider was then quickly rushed to nearby Scripps Mercy Hospital and remains in critical condition, fighting for life.
At this time there is no information into the identity of the rider, or the circumstances that may have led to the accident. There is no indication of any other vehicles which may have been involved or any kinds of impairing substances in the rider.
Police are currently conducting a thorough investigation to uncover the full story of the accident. Lanes on the I-8 onramp were closed for only a brief time as the rider’s downed motorcycle was cleared from the site and police combed the scene.
This motorcycle crash comes as just the latest in a string of dangerous motorcycle accidents in San Diego over the last few weeks. “It seems like every week there is another motorcycle accident” says one resident in the area.
Crashes on motorcycles carry much more danger than automobile accidents. In more than 80% of cases, riders suffered injuries. There are few accidents were those involved walk away unscathed.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a motorcycle crash, you should seek help. Because of the high likelihood for injury, these accidents frequently leave victims in trying financial situations.
Fortunately, compensation may be available to you, which we at AA Accident Attorneys can help you recover. Our San Diego accident lawyers are trained legal professionals with many years of experience representing people just like you.
We can help you win settlement from those who are at fault in your accident so you are able to pay off any those troubling medical bills and car repair payments, as well as covering any wages lost from time away from work.
As always, we will not charge you anything for our services until your case has been won. Call our motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free evaluation and to learn what options are open to you!