A motorcycle officer with the California Highway Patrol got into an accident that left his bike smashed and lying on the interstate. His injuries were so bad that, even though an ambulance showed up at the crash site, the emergency crews had to call in a helicopter. They landed it right on the highway and airlifted the officer from the scene.
Turning vehicles are one of the biggest hazards that motorcyclists face on California's roads. Any time that two vehicles share the same lane -- at intersections, for instance, or when one vehicle is simply turning left across the other lane -- there's a serious risk of a crash. That's more serious for a motorcycle rider with his or her limited protection.
A spinal cord injury can be devastating, changing your life forever. If you ride a motorcycle, you must know that you face serious risks. Since you have less protection than someone in a car, the odds of a serious injury are higher. One simple mistake by another driver could leave you with a spinal cord injury that never heals.
Riding a motorcycle through the beautiful state of California should be no riskier than driving a car. Unfortunately, motorcycle enthusiasts can tell you that it certainly feels riskier to ride a bike. Motorcycle accidents happen every day across the nation, resulting in a multitude of injuries from mild to catastrophic. Sometimes, the fault may lie with the bike operator, but when the blame lies elsewhere, what can victims do to recover compensation?
It's often hard to avoid an accident. Things happen so quickly. But it is possible for some motorcyclists, and one of the key things they need to know is where they should look.
You're riding your motorcycle down a residential street when someone backs out of a driveway without looking, right into your path. You clip the back end of the car and fly off your bike. Though you are wearing a helmet, you hit your head pretty hard on the pavement and wind up with a head injury.
A car runs a red light in front of you, and your motorcycle strikes the rear corner of the car. Both of you come to a halt with a screech of tires and metal on pavement. Then, before you can pick yourself up, the other driver guns it and disappears around the corner.
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exciting activities in life. You can plan all you want prior to a ride in Redondo Beach, but there are times when Mother Nature simply won't cooperate. Although rain is much too rare here, it can come out of nowhere and ruin your ride. Here's how to deal with an unexpected storm while on your motorcycle.
If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you likely know how important safety is each time you head out for a ride. Part of being a safe rider is conducting a pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle. This inspection should be conducted before every single ride, not just the first ride of the season. So, what should you check prior to every motorcycle ride in Redondo Beach?
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exhilarating hobbies you can have in life. The speed, power and ability to maneuver at the drop of a dime all play into the excitement. But, this hobby can also be extremely dangerous, even for the most seasoned riders. Riders have to take extra safety precautions to prevent accidents on the roads of Redondo Beach. Let's take a look at the most dangerous states in which to be a motorcycle rider.