March 7, 2014

A crash occurred in Sky Valley Wednesday afternoon which sent the victim to the hospital with major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 54-year-old man, who was not identified, was riding on Thousand Palms Canyon Road just south of Dillon Road at about 1:30 pm.

Reports say that he was on a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle at speeds deemed “unsafe”, and for this reason he was unable to maneuver a turn which caused him to leave the road.

Once off the road the report describes a high-side overturn of the motorcycle, which ejected the rider.

There was a helmet found at the scene of the crash, but it is unclear whether or not the man was wearing it at the time of the incident. Emergency responders rushed him to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs to undergo treatment.

The CHP do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

How to avoid accidents like this is always an easy speculation to make in retrospect. Simply slow down during approach of the bend, and crisis averted. Of course all is clear in 20/20, so stating the obvious doesn’t serve to help anyone. It is also not particularly useful to explain how riding fast is dangerous. Every rider understands the danger of being on a motorcycle. What we can suggest, is that each time you get on a bike, consider who you care about in the world, and who cares about you. Who would be affected by your death or injury? Who will suffer the burden? Because chances are it wouldn’t only be you, but numerous people around you as well.

Sometimes it takes a bad accident to help people realize they’re putting themselves in danger unnecessarily. Unfortunately, many people don’t survive their bad accident. The San Bernardino motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw wish a speedy recovery to the fallen rider, and urge all our readers to stay safe and look after themselves out on the road. We face enough dangers while riding; we don’t need to add ourselves to the list.