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Man Sues Over Serious Injuries Sustained in San Clemente Motorcycle Crash

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

A Santa Ana Man is suing the state of California, the city of San Clemente, and Orange County for injuries that he sustained in a San Clemente motorcycle crash last March.
Miguel Gama Macias is suing for damages of more than $200,000 to cover medical costs and other expenses related to the crash which occurred when he hit an a unmarked raised curb.
The California motorcyle accident occurred at about 11 p.m. on March 25, 2010 on I-5. Macias was riding south when he pulled to the right to make a legal stop on the shoulder of the road about 600 feet south of El Camino Real. Macias’ motorcycle hit what he describes as an unexpected and unmarked raised curb near an asphalt island between the paved shoulder and the lanes reserved for on- and off-ramp drivers.  The bump caused Macias to lose control of the motorcycle.  He sustained serious injuries, including internal bleeding, a lacerated spleen and a head injury.
The lawsuit claims that the curb was unmarked and too steep for the public to safely drive across, and that the curb is a hazardous condition on public property. Macias is requesting damages for past and future pain, disability, medical expenses, loss of wages and mental distress.

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