Oakland, CA – One Injured in Motorcycle Crash on MacArthur Freeway
Oakland, CA (August 27, 2020) – A car crash reported in the Oakland area left one person injured on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 p.m., on August 26, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on MacArthur Freeway.
Reports provided by troopers with the California Highway Patrol show that a motorcycle and a silver Honda sedan collided on the MacArthur Freeway near the off-ramp for 35th Avenue. The crash resulted in a complete closure to the eastbound lanes of the interstate.
One person involved in this crash was injured. Medical personnel rendered aid to the injured rider at the scene before transporting them to an area hospital for further treatment of injuries.
At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation with the California Highway Patrol.
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. Wearing a helmet may be beneficial for people who strike their heads in collisions, but they provide no protection to the rest of the body. As a result, these accidents leave thousands of people throughout our state with debilitating injuries each year.
Many riders sustain traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones that force them out of work for extended periods to recover. Even with treatment, there is no guarantee that a victim will fully recover from their 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. 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.
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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