A motorcyclist was transported to a hospital early Monday morning after his bike was rear-ended by another vehicle, according to police reports.
Emergency crews responded to calls just before 7:30 a.m. at the corner of State College Boulevard and Vermont Avenue of an accident involving at least two cars and a motorcycle with possible injured persons.
Upon initial investigation, authorities found that a red Nissan sedan had smashed into the back-end of the motorcycle. The impact of the crash forced the motorcycle to hit the back of another vehicle, a black Nissan. The driver of the black Nissan was able to stop, before the impact of the crash sent it into the back of another car.
The red Nissan had been shoved on top of the motorcycle and crushed part of it. The rider was injured in the crash, but only slightly, and was standing next to the median when medics arrived at the scene.
Neither of the other motorists was injured in the accident and the rider was transported to the UCI Medical Center in Orange.
The intersection was closed for a while as authorities worked to clean up the scene of the accident.
Rear-end collisions are so dangerous because they are so prevalent and difficult to predict. According to a study done by several psychologists, rear-end collisions happen so often, because humans cannot accurately predict the necessity of braking and fail to respond quickly enough to the stopped traffic ahead of them.
In 2006, there were 1.8 million rear-end collisions in the United States. This number represents about 29 percent of all the injury crashes in this country. However, researchers say that they may now be able to prevent accidents with an algorithm.
Gregory Corso, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, said that researchers are now closer than ever to creating a sort of sensor that can gauge precisely how much pressure on the brake is required in whichever instance. “[It] incorporate[s] your driving style and your braking behavior and learn basically how you stop the car and modify its behavior to mimic your behavior,” Dr. Corso explained.
A graduate teaching assistant from the same institution said that the research could actually even be used to regulate the brake, even without the driver being aware of the necessity of slowing down. This technology could create safer cars and safer roads. It could even help to save many Americans money, because injuries from rear-end collisions cost approximately $8.5 million.
If you are the victim of a rear-end collision and your hospital bills are mounting up, then you should call Los Angeles car accident lawyer, Paul E. Lee. Our office has more than 20 years’ experience helping the victims of devastating car accidents to win the compensation that they deserve. We will fight the insurance companies and the negligent parties on your behalf. Our car accident lawyer understands the difficulties that you face following your accident and can help you cope with the pain, loss and suffering that you may feel. We have locations throughout California in cities like Los Angeles, Orange County, Bakersfield, San Diego, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Jose.