A 50-year old woman motorcyclist was critically injured when she crashed into a vehicle pulling out of a driveway recently. The driver failed to yield-the-right of way to the motorcyclist.
The woman was taken to a nearby trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
California Vehicle Code Section 21804(a) states, "The driver of any vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from any public or private property, or from an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all traffic. Vehicles entering traffic shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that traffic until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety."
If the driver of the vehicle is found to have been under the influence of drugs, she has broken the law. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a), "It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs."
It is important for the victim to contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney because in addition to the driver facing criminal charges, she can also be held financially liable for injuries and damages.