Napa: Motorcyclist John Scarrott Injured in Collision with Turning Driver
Posted on Mar 15, 2013
At about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 48-year-old motorcyclist John Scarrott, of Vallejo, was injured in a collision with a turning driver in Napa. While traveling on North Kelly Road, 25-year-old Marrisa Saldivar, of Suisun City, turned left onto Executive Way in front of Scarrott, causing a crash. He was airlifted to a hospital in Walnut Creek to receive treatment for moderate to major trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a motorist’s negligence causes a crash that harms others, the victims may hold the driver civilly liable for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
The city of Napa accounted for 19 of the 77 accidents resulting in injuries to motorcyclists in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident data of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Napa ranked 15th out of 103 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to John Scarrott, the motorcyclist who was injured in the collision with the turning driver.
The Napa Valley Register originally reported this accident.
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