April 17, 2023
Bakersfield, CA – Motorcycle Crash with Injuries on Madison St.
Bakersfield, CA (April 17, 2023) – Two people were hurt in a motorcycle crash in Bakersfield on Saturday night, April 15th. The accident was reported around 8:15 p.m. on Madison Street.
According to a preliminary investigation, two teenagers were riding a motorcycle when they were hit by a car. The teens were ejected from the bike following the crash and came to rest in the roadway. Paramedics rushed to the scene and evaluated the teens. Both victims were then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor to moderate injuries. There is no additional update on their injuries at this time. The identities of the two victims have not been released. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
There is no information on whether any charges will be filed in connection with the motorcycle accident. An investigation into the crash is underway.
No further details have been released at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the two victims of this motorcycle crash in Bakersfield.
California Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles are potentially a very dangerous mode of transportation. According to the California Highway Patrol, a total of 13,381 injuries or deaths were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents that occurred across our state in 2021. Riders are very likely to suffer at least some type of injury when they are involved in a crash with a larger vehicle. The reasons are fairly obvious: motorcycles provide little protection from the impact of an accident. When a motorcyclist is hit, they are also at risk of being ejected from the bike and striking the road or other objects. This further increases the chances of a major injury being sustained.
Each motorcycle accident will be closely investigated by a team of trained officers. These officers will look for clues as to the cause of the crash and will determine which driver should be held legally responsible for the collision. While not always the case, many motorcycle crashes occur because of negligent drivers. These accidents happen because the driver failed to see or yield to the motorcyclist, causing a major accident with serious injuries. In such cases, the motorcyclist may have the legal right to recover for their losses.
At Madison Law Group, we are here to assist if you have been injured in a California motorcycle accident. Our Bakersfield motorcycle accident lawyers have years of experience handling complex cases. We know that the injuries sustained in your accident have caused a substantial amount of suffering and hardship. That is why we are here to help you obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.
We are standing by to speak with you and to take your call at any time. Our firm always provides free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will discuss and analyze all of the important facts of your case. To speak with a Bakersfield motorcycle accident attorney, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.