Recently, I spent the day at Big Bear Lake; the weather was beautiful and so was the lake. However, just as I was getting ready to come back home, around 4:00 p.m., a pickup truck crashed into a motorcycle - causing a traffic delay at the height of evening traffic. The motorcyclist sustained multiple injuries; he was taken to a local hospital; he was in a great deal of pain.
An eyewitness, who was behind the motorcycle, said it looked like the truck was making a left-hand turn - in front of the motorcycle. The witness said she saw the two vehicles crash, sending the motorcyclist over the hood of the truck. She thinks the truck driver hit the brakes, but not soon enough.
A helicopter paramedic was in the area and stopped to help; the Big Bear Lake and City fire departments also responded. The Sheriff's Department is investigating what caused the accident. I always tell my family and friends that motorcycles are fast and drive in and out of traffic quickly; many cars and trucks do not see them. I advise them that if they are ever involved in an accident with a motorcycle to contact a personal injury attorney who focuses on motorcycle accidents. For information about motorcycle laws, visit www.bikerrights.com