Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision near Ashe Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 12, 2023) – Saturday evening, one rider was hospitalized after a motorcycle crash on Panama Lane.

The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m., near Ashe Road.

According to reports, a pickup-truck and a motorcyclist were heading west on Panama Lane when the truck driver struck the rider.

Upon impact, the pickup-truck lost control and struck a building and a fire hydrant. First responders arrived and located the severely injured rider down on the road.

Paramedics then transported the rider to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Meanwhile, the truck driver did not sustain any injuries and stayed at the scene to cooperate with the investigation.

Bakersfield Officials closed the intersection for several hours during cleanup and preliminary duties. Those with additional information about the motorcycle crash on Panama Lane are encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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 accident. Reach out to the personal injury or wrongful death 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 their office 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. For more accident news, click here.

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