Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Rohnert Park Crash on Canfield Road near Blank Road
Rohnert Park, California (February 15, 2020) – A motorcyclist was hospitalized with major injuries after being involved in a crash with a tree trimming truck on Canfield Road near Rohnert Park Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident happened north of Blank Road at about 8:30 a.m. February 14.
CHP said a large Wilhelm tree-trimming boom truck was heading south on Canfield Road at a slow rate of speed when it was struck by a Suzuki motorcycle. The rider was reportedly traveling at an unsafe speed and tried to slow to avoid the truck but lost control and slid. The motorcycle crashed into the left side tire of the truck.
Rider Critically Injured in Rohnert Park Motorcycle Crash
The rider was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No other injuries were reported.
CHP said impairment was unlikely a factor 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.