A motorcyclist is recovering from injuries sustained after colliding with a vehicle after attempting to dodge another Thursday morning in Orange.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer T. Padilla, the crash took place at around 8:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the 22 Freeway.
Padilla’s investigation into the accident revealed that the cause of the accident was an ill-advised lane change made by a Chevrolet sedan next to the man on the Harley Davidson.
As the car made its way into the motorcycle’s lane, the rider made a quick move to avoid an accident, and inadvertently crashed into a Toyota Corolla in the next lane.
The collision sent the rider spilling out onto the road, prompting police and fire crews out to the scene to transport him to a nearby hospital. The extent of his injuries is not yet known, though he was taken from the scene in a stretcher.
The accident, which took place in the carpool lane of the major freeway, caused a temporary closure of the two left hand lanes for a short while as the downed motorcycle was dragged from the crash site and debris was cleaned from the area.
It is important for automobile drivers to stay alert for motorcycles on the road around them. These two wheeled vehicles are easy to miss with a passing glance, it is important to have a full picture of what is next to you when making a lane change or turn.
Though it may seem like nothing more than a bit of a bump or a scratch in a car, collisions are regularly tragic events for motorcycle riders. More than 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in injury for the driver, given the total lack of protection provided by their open aired mode of transportation.
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