A motorcyclist was hurt Tuesday afternoon in a four-vehicle chain-reaction accident in Gilroy, report news sources.
According to the Gilroy Police Department, the accident occurred on westbound 10th street at a traffic signal when a white Dodge Ram pickup crashed into the rear bumper of a black Acura sedan. The Acura rear-ended a tan Mercedes sedan; finally, the Mercedes hit a maroon Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Except for the Dodge Ram, all of the vehicles were at a standstill. The driver of the truck was cited for driving too fast for roadway conditions.
According to the California Highway Patrol, emergency crews responded to the crash at 3:18 p.m. Westbound 10th Street traffic was slowed for about an hour following the crash, as vehicles were rerouted around the site via U.S. Highway 101. By about 4:15 p.m. one westbound lane was reopened.
I wish the Harley rider a rapid recovery. As a San Jose motorcycle accident attorney, I am moved to remind motorists to stay alert to changing road conditions and to always drive accordingly.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a traffic accident, contact a motorcycle or car accident lawyer to learn what options are available to help your while you’re on the road to recovery.