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Motorcycle rider injured in Fullerton semi-truck crash


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7/22/2010
Michael Mazal
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A motorcycle and tractor-trailer collided in a Fullerton accident.The rider of the motorcycle was seriously injured in the crash. The collision occurred in the eastbound lanes of Chapman Street at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20.
 
The motorcyclist was riding east on Chapman Street as an 18-wheeler was making a right turn onto the eastbound lanes of Chapman from Raymond. The two vehicles collided at the intersection. 

The rider of the motorcycle sustained injuries and was treated at the scene by Fullerton firefighters and paramedics before being transported to the hospital. The extent of the rider's injuries is not known.
 
The motorcycle's fuel tank ruptured during the accident. Firefighters had to use dirt dikes to contain the fuel that was gathering in the gutter.

 The driver of the semi truck was unharmed.
 
The motorcycle accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
 
Two thirds of motorcycle collisions with other vehicles occur when the driver of the larger vehicle violates the right of way of the motorcyclist. Motorcycles offer little protection to their riders, especially in a collision against a larger vehicle such a big rig truck. Eighty-percent of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death. Forty-five percent result in serious injury.
 
If you have been injured in an Orange County motorcycle accident and you need help, call Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie at 866-981-5596. Our motorcycle crash attorneys have the expertise to get you the help you need.


Category: Motorcycle Accidents


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