Apple Valley Motorcyclist Airlifted After Crash

Just three days into Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an Apple Valley motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a crash. The motorcycle crash occurred around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Central Road and Powhatan Road. Police say the crash involved a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Honda sedan. It appears the motorcyclist was headed south on Central Road when he was struck by the Honda as it attempted a lefthand turn onto Central from Powhatan.

The Apple Valley motorcyclist had to be airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center for injuries including a broken leg. The Honda driver did not suffer injuries. He remained on the scene to cooperate with the investigation. Police continue to investigate the crash, but they do not suspect drugs or alcohol as factors.

More Motorcyclists Take to the Roads

With warm weather in full force in the desert, Victor Valley roadways are seeing an increase in motorcycle traffic. Unfortunately, this often triggers an increase in motorcycle accidents. Just two days prior to this motorcycle crash, two motorcyclists were struck by a drugged driver in Victorville. The driver fled the scene, but police located and arrested him later that day.

Check Twice for Motorcyclists

Most motorcycle versus vehicle crashes occur because the driver did not see the motorcyclist. In fact, the No. 1 cause of fatal motorcycle crashes is drivers making lefthand turns when a motorcyclist is in the intersection or passing the vehicle. Most of these accidents could be avoided if drivers would make sure to check twice for motorcyclists every time.

“Please remember that taking just a few extra seconds to double-check for motorcyclists could save a life,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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