Berkeley, CA – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA (August 21, 2020) – A collision in the North Berkeley area sent one victim to an area hospital with injuries on Thursday. Just before 5:30 p.m., on August 20, police officers at the Berkeley Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Shattuck Avenue.
Reports provided by local news sources show that a motorcyclist was traveling on Shattuck Avenue when they were struck by a car near the intersection with Cedar Street. After arriving at the scene of the crash, officers requested further assistance in blocking off traffic through the area to prevent further injuries. The motorcyclist was injured in the accident. The victim was immediately rendered aid at the site of the crash and transported to an area hospital for further treatment of injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in California
Thousands of motorcyclists are injured in auto collisions throughout the state of California each year. These accidents are particularly devastating as victims often suffer catastrophic injuries that require extensive and ongoing medical treatment. In many cases, victims are forced to go through extensive medical treatment for broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. These accidents often leave people with overwhelming mental, physical, and financial pain and suffering. Many victims involved in motorcycle accidents are left permanently disabled.
Although there are a number of causes for collisions, roughly 80% are caused by the actions of drivers. Distractions, impairments, and engaging in other activities while operating a vehicle can lead to life-altering accidents. As more and more people are using their phones while driving and engaging in other reckless and irresponsible actions while behind the wheel, we continue to see a spiraling upward trend surrounding the frequency and severity of collisions throughout our state. The uptick in driver negligence combined with the fact that motorcycles are more compact and more difficult to see on the road under normal conditions makes a recipe for disaster. When victims are harmed in collisions, due to the reckless, negligent, or careless actions of others, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a qualified motorcycle accident attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area as soon as possible.
Working with a responsive legal team will ensure you are well-aware of options available to help you get the justice and the maximum amount of compensation you need and deserve after being injured in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence. William E. Weiss, attorney at law, has over three decades of experience representing victims throughout northern California after being harmed in accidents. California personal injury attorney William E. Weiss provides aggressive, effective, and trusted legal representation to help victims collect the maximum amount of compensation available to cover medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you were injured in a collision as a result of a negligent driver, contact California accident lawyer William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to explore the legal options available for you.
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