37-Year-Old Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt in T-Bone Crash on R Street

EUREKA, CA (August 15, 2022) – Saturday night, a motorcyclist was hospitalized after a speeding driver ran a red light on 5th Street.

The incident happened shortly after 7:00 p.m., near R Street. First responders arrived to the scene shortly after receiving multiple dispatch calls in the area.

According to a witness, a driver was speeding towards the intersection and ran a red light. There, the white vehicle struck the motorcyclist.

Upon impact, the 37-year-old motorcyclist suffered a broken leg and back pain. Paramedics transported the victim to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, the number 1 and 2 lanes of 5th Street were shut down during cleanup and preliminary duties.

No further details regarding the collision have been released to the public; however, more information will be provided about the driver who ran a red light on 5th Street once available.

It is important to always drive within the posted speed limit and maintain a safe following distance from the vehicles in front of you. A three- to five-second following distance is recommended to avoid dangerous situations. Also, slow down if you see traffic stalling ahead to avoid hitting other vehicles. Drive defensively and abide by all traffic laws.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to a reckless or irresponsible driver, then contact Sweet James. It is their goal to provide you and your loved ones with the highest quality of legal representation. Their team is dedicated to helping you and your loved one win cases dealing with personal injury, or wrongful death. Their expert attorneys will fight for justice that you and your loved one rightly deserve. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for your free case consultation. To request a police report, click here.

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