A motorcycle rider sustained major injuries when he lost control of his bike while riding on the 101 freeway near Petaluma. According to news reports, the motorcyclist lost control near the site of an earlier accident and broke one of his legs when he struck another car. The biker thrown from his motorcycle and fractured his leg in multiple locations when he fell to the ground.
Traffic was backed up for miles as a portion of the highway was closed down to allow emergency responders to attend to the injured biker. Paramedics rushed the crash victim to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. Accident investigators are looking into the cause of the crash. Shortly after the motorcycle accident, another chain reaction accident took place on the highway.
As a Petaluma personal injury lawyer I urge bikers to use extreme caution when cutting between lanes in traffic. Motorcycle riders are suscpetible to serious injuries when accidents do occur and drivers should take care to give bikers extra space on the road. If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash, speak to a personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your legal options.