An unidentified motorcyclist was critically injured early Tuesday morning during a hit-and-run accident in Buena Park.
The accident took place around 12:20 a.m. at the intersection of Orangethorpe and Knott Avenues. The motorcyclist was heading northbound on Knott Avenue. According to witnesses, a dark colored Chevy Silverado, with tinted windows, ran a red light. It was traveling eastbound on Orangethorpe. Witnesses said that the motorcyclist saw that the truck was not going to stop. The motorcyclist hit the brakes in response. Unfortunately, the sudden braking caused the bike to flip, and the motorcyclist was flung from the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist landed on the floor in the intersection. The rear tire of the pickup ran over the motorcyclist. The driver of the Silverado did not pull over. He fled the scene. Witnesses tempted to record to the license plate, but they were unable to.
The motorcyclist was taken to UCI Medical Center in critical condition. The motorcyclist is expected to survive, but his current condition is not known. Police are currently seeking the driver of the Chevy Silverado. If you have any information, please inform the Police.
Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable to accidents and injuries. Motorcycles are not equipped with seat belts or air bags. The lack of seat belts increases motorcyclists’ risk of being ejected from the motorcycle. Air bags are designed to prevent injury and cushion impact, in the case of an accident. A motorcyclist’s only protection is a helmet and some body gear. This is why every motorcyclist must wear a helmet. A helmet can save a motorcyclist’s life.
Protective body gear is also very important. Motorcyclists should invest in brightly colored protective gear. The bright colors make motorcyclists more visible. Motorists are less likely to hit a visible motorcyclist.
If you witness a Hit and Run accident, don’t chase after the driver. It can be dangerous to attempt to chase the driver. You put yourself at risk by chasing the driver. Instead, you should try to capture all the details of the accident. You will need to provide a description of the vehicle. It is also helpful to write down the sequence of events and location of the accident. You should immediately contact the Police and file an accident report. A police officer can help you through the claim process. The report is also important for legal purposes.
If you are injured in a hit and run, contact a Buena Park motorcycle accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is located in Orange County. Our expert legal team will help you strengthen your case.