June 29, 2015

A rider was seriously injured in a high speed motorcycle crash on PCH in Huntington Beach last Saturday.

The incident took place northbound on the Pacific Coast Highway around 7 am between Seapoint and Warner avenues.

According to Huntington Beach Police spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt, the unidentified rider was passing motorists on the left (using the painted center line) when the painted line ended and a concrete barrier began. Upon impact, the rider was ejected from his motorcycle, sustaining serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The rider was rushed to UCI Medical Center for treatment. He was then issued a citation for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.

Northbound PCH was closed for three hours as a result of the incident.

Often times alcohol remains in the body for hours after the last drink was consumed. Many can recall a situation in which they awoke still intoxicated. Having had sleep is no excuse for driving/riding drunk. You are still liable to get a DUI, and are certainly still impaired to the relative level of toxicity in your body. Alcohol consumption aside, it’s advisable to never split lanes down the center median, in any situation.

The Orange County motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw wish a speedy recovery to the downed rider, and urge all our readers to ride smart out on the streets.