Our law firm is currently working with a young man who was struck from the rear while riding his Harley Davidson southbound on Rice Avenue. He was stopped at a red light at 5th Street when suddenly he was struck from the rear by a car and ejected from his bike. The ejection from the motorcycle and impact with the pavement caused him serious injuries. The driver who struck our client fled the scene, leaving our client injured on the pavement. Our client was taken to the Emergency Room and treated for injuries. Fortunately, the Oxnard Police Department was able to track down the other driver and charge her with a hit and run.
According to California Vehicle Code, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004” [B]. Moreover, if a driver does not follow this California Vehicle Code, they are subject to imprisonment and/or fine. If you are a victim of a hit and run accident, it is important to contact your local police department as soon as possible. Your local police department may be able to help you track down the driver and hold them responsible. Many times, the insurance companies of the responsible driver will try to deny the accident, and this is why, calling an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible is a good idea.
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