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Man Hospitalized After Orange Motorcycle Crash

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

A motorcyclist was injured after a crash with two cars on Southbound 55 in Orange.
The Orange County motorcycle crash occurred on Thursday, March 17 at about 7:49 a.m. at the intersection of SR55 and SR22.
A man riding a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was splitting the car-pool lane and fast lane when the motorcyclist collided with a Toyota Corolla that pulled out of the car-pool lane.  After the crash, the motorcyclist bounced off the Corolla and crashed into a second Toyota Corolla that was in the fast lane.
The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries; he was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to the hospital.  The other drivers were uninjured.
Both the car-pool lane and the No. 1 lane were blocked for about 15 minutes while the wreckage was cleared.
"Lane splitting" is a term used to describe the movement of a motorcycle between two lanes as it quickly travels through slower traffic.  Lane splitting is illegal in all states except California.  There is no conclusive data about the safety or dangers of lane splitting. 
The Orange traffic accident is still under investigation.

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