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Sacramento, CA – Injuries Reported in Major Crash on I-80 Freeway

San Francisco, CA – Motorcyclist Struck by Vehicle on Market St

Sacramento, CA (August 17, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Sunday evening resulted in serious injuries. Just after 11:20 p.m., on August 16, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 80 Freeway.

Reports provided by authorities show that around 11 vehicles, including a motorcycle, collided on the Interstate 80 Freeway near the area of Madison Avenue. The crash, which took place on the eastbound side of the highway, resulted in severe injuries for victims involved. One person was rushed from the site of the collision to an area hospital for treatment. 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. 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.

Notes:  Our firm uses outside sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to various news sources, police reports, traffic incident reports, and first-hand accounts about accidents and the injuries involved.  For this reason, the details surrounding the accidents that we report about have not been independently verified by our writers and staff.  If there is any incorrect or false information in this post, please contact us immediately and will change the post to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimers:  As valued members of our local community in San Francisco, we at William E. Weiss, are making an effort to improve the overall safety of our community members while informing them about the dangers of driving and reminding drivers to drive safely and use precautions. This post is not a solicitation for business.  The safety information provided should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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