17-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Bakersfield Motorcycle Crash on Berkshire Road and Monitor Street
Bakersfield, California (March 27, 2020) – A teen sustained major injuries in a collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle on Thursday afternoon in southeast Bakersfield, according to the authorities.
The crash took place at about 3:15 p.m. March 26, in the area of Berkshire Road and Monitor Street.
According to the report, a pocket-bike style miniature motorcycle was traveling south on Monitor Street when it was hit by a vehicle heading west on Berkshire Road.
Teen Injured in Bakersfield Motorcycle Crash
The rider, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The woman driving the involved car was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Authorities said alcohol and drugs were not suspected to be factors in the crash.
The incident is under investigation.
“In case of a motorcycle collision, a rider is most likely to suffer catastrophic injuries”, says Mark Shayani, an experienced personal injury attorney and managing attorney at Pacific Attorney Group.
Motorcycle crashes can cause injuries ranging from minor to severe degree or even death. Motorcyclists have less protection and thus motorists should be more cautious. Liability for motorbike accidents is based on negligence and the riders are also to blame at times. Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws are some of the causes of these traffic collisions.
While it is unclear in this incident which party is at fault, Shayani points out that it is important that the victims conduct an independent investigation to determine the cause of the crash. The investigation will collect more details including witness statements to determine the factors that led to the incident.