Irvine: Motorcyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on I-5
Posted on Oct 23, 2013
At about 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, a motorcyclist was injured in a hit-and-run accident on the I-5 in Irvine, reported the Orange County Register. Two motorcyclists collided on the southbound side of the freeway at Jeffrey Road, the impact sending one rider into the center divider wall, according to witnesses. The rider, who came to rest in the carpool lane, was transported to an area hospital. The other motorcyclist, who witnesses indicated was riding a dark-colored bike and wearing a full helmet, fled the scene of the crash. He is wanted on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Authorities are investigating the motorcycle accident.
Irvine accounted for 1 of the 20 fatalities and 37 of the 756 injuries motorcyclists suffered in traffic collisions that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Irvine 47th out of 53 cities of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents in 2010; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. The city ranked 47th for crashes in which hit-and-run was a factor.
After a hit-and-run accident, apprehending the driver can prove crucial to the victim’s ability to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about the personal injury claims process after a motorcycle accident, please call 866-981-5596.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in the hit-and-run accident.