March 22, 2014
A rider has been hospitalized following a crash last Sunday in Los Angeles county.
According to Inspector Ray Dong, the incident occurred just after 10:30 am. The 28-year-old rider was on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 when the collision took place with a Nissan Altima affront Los Angeles Fire Station Number 156. The station is located near Camino Del Arte Drive on Copper Hill Drive.
By 10:51 am the rider had been given preliminary care and was en-route to the hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the Altima, a male, was uninjured.
Firefighter Bryan Cook said "he's doing pretty good, considering".
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is, simply put, the fastest production motorcycle around. It has even more power than the notorious Suzuki Hayabusa. Of course, motorcycle crashes happen to riders of all skill and on all size or type of motorcycle. But this is as good a time as any to say that if you're on a beast like the ZX-14, then you better have either many years of experience on sport bikes, or unmatched self-control over your throttle hand. There are endless discussions on why bikes like the ZX-14 even exist. Too big to be useful on a track and too powerful to be practical on the streets. But regardless people buy them, largely for the undeniable 'cool' factor and to, simply put, have the best of the best when it comes to raw speed and acceleration. If you're one of these people, we beg you to please keep yourself in check, and always maintain safe distances between you and others on the road.
The Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw wish a speedy recovery to the downed rider, and beg our readers to please look after yourselves out on the roads.