DESERT CENTER, California – An injured motorcyclist who suffered major injuries was air-lifted to a nearby hospital Monday afternoon following a crash on Interstate 10 freeway about two miles east of Corn Springs Road, according to a CAL FIRE/Riverside press release.
Paramedics responded to the scene of the crash about 1 p.m. to assist the victim of the crash just southeast of Joshua Tree National Park.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
“Motorcyclists are nine times more likely to be injured in a traffic crash and 37 times more likely to be killed in one than those in passenger vehicles,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.
There were 389 fatalities and 10,134 injuries to motorcyclists in California in 2009, the latest statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System Report.
In Riverside County, there 31 fatal motorcyclist accidents and 500 reported injuries to motorcyclists in 2009, according to the CHP report.
In the United States, motorcyclist injuries made a significant drop, down roughly 9% to 82,000 injuries reported in 2010 compared to 90,000 injuries the year before. Fatal accidents were slightly up, 4,502 deaths were reported in 2010 compared to 4,469 in 2009.
If you have been injured in a car accident seek medical attention immediately, file a police report and consider contacting a personal injury attorney. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in traffic accidents.
Additionally, our legal team has handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents. Our staff is compassionate and understands the pain its clients are going through. We know that this is a difficult time for those who have been injured and for the families of those who have been killed.
There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.
Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our car accident law firm. Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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