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Santa Cruz County, CA – Motorcyclist Injured after Deadly Traffic Collision on West Drive

Santa Cruz County, CA (August 9, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that a motorcyclist sustained severe injuries as the result of a deadly traffic collision that took place in the 491 block of West Drive. Officers first logged the incident at approximately 7:47 PM in the evening on Saturday, August 4, 2018. At this time, no detailed information about the identities of the motorcyclist and the motorist involved in the crash has been revealed.

According to the CHP report, a motorcycle was traveling along West Drive when, for indeterminate reasons, it collided with a larger vehicle. Sometime later, firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the crash site and provided medical assistance to the motorcyclist. Later, the victim was brought to a nearby hospital and received treatment for severe injuries sustained during the impact. The current physical condition of the rider has not been disclosed.

Officials did not specify if the motorist sustained injuries or remained at the crash site.

Presently, investigators are looking into a probable cause for the crash. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.

We extend our most heartfelt prayers and most loving thoughts to the motorcyclist and wish the patient a swift and efficient recovery during this difficult time.

Motorcycle Accident in Santa Cruz County

Based on the information in the report, many issues surrounding the motorcycle accident on West Drive remain unresolved. As the investigation continues, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the collision. Forensic teams will also inspect the motorcycle and the larger vehicle and examine photos of the crash site to determine if the rider or the motorist experienced mechanical failure or system malfunctions.

Non-guilty victims of an accident of this nature can potentially file a personal injury lawsuit, pending the results of an investigation. Through legal intervention, these individuals can receive much-needed compensation for inconveniences including medical bills, painful injuries, and vehicle damage.

We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.


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