Two motorcyclists and the driver of an SUV recently suffered major injuries when they crashed in Running Springs.
According to the California Highway Patrol officers, the two motorcyclists were riding closely to each other when an SUV going in the opposite direction, crossed the double yellow line into their path. The first motorcyclist struck the front of the SUV, throwing him from his bike. The same happened to the second motorcyclist. The three victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21651(a), "Whenever a highway has been divided into two or more roadways by means of intermittent barriers or by means of a dividing section of not less than two feet in width, either unpaved or delineated by curbs, double-parallel lines, or other markings on the roadway, it is unlawful to drive any vehicle over, upon, or across the dividing section."
The accident is under investigation and it is not clear if any charges will be filed. Officers will look into whether the SUV driver was distracted, under the influence, speeding or something else. If it is determined that he was at-fault, he could be held liable for the injuries and medical expenses of the two motorcyclists.
If you are the victim of a negligent driver's actions, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate your case to determine if you can seek compensation for your injuries, expenses, and pain and suffering.