Motorcycle Accident near San Ramon Exit in Atascadero Left Two People Hurt

ATASCADERO, CA (June 20, 2023) – A motorcycle crash along Highway 101 left Jeffery Briggs and Lauren Nystrom hospitalized Thursday night.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of U.S. 101 near the San Ramon exit.

According to the investigators, a 1998 Harley-Davidson driven by 37-year-old Jeffrey Briggs experienced mechanical failure. Subsequently, Briggs and his 25-year-old passenger, Lauren Nystrom of Templeton, were thrown off the motorcycle.

Responding medical personnel transported Briggs to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Additionally, paramedics also rushed Nystrom to the hospital after suffering a significant head injury.

Authorities ruled out drugs and alcohol to be a factor in the incident. Atascadero Officials are encouraging anyone with further information about the motorcycle crash to contact them as soon as possible.

Motorcyclists rarely escape injury when an accident occurs. It is important to never underestimate the bike’s speed when you’re riding a motorcycle. Additionally, strictly follow traffic laws and the conditions of the road. For other drivers, do not tailgate a motorcyclist and maintain a safe following distance. Give motorcyclists a full traffic lane when you pass, as they too have equal rights on the road.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a motorcycle crash. Reach out to the motorcycle accident attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands what you are going through, and they are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call them at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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