1 Hurt in Lake Elsinore Hit-and-Run Accident on Highway 74 near Hammack Avenue
LAKE ELSINORE, CA (February 4, 2021) – Wednesday evening, a motorcyclist sustained injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Highway 74 near Hammack Avenue.
According to California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at around 6:15 p.m Moreover, a westbound Suzuki dirt bike traveled on Highway 74 east of Hammack Avenue with no lighting equipment.
Meanwhile, an eastbound gray four-door 2006 Ford F-250 on Highway 74 turned north towards Hammack Avenue. Then, the vehicle went into the path of the motorcycle. Afterward, the truck struck the right side of the motorcycle.
The force of the crash ejected the 24-year-old Lake Elsinore motorcyclist from his vehicle. Then, the truck driver parked the vehicle on Hammack Avenue and fled the scene on foot towards the north.
Also, responders from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department and CHP aided the victim and transported the motorcyclist to Inland Valley Medical Center.
Authorities ask everyone with information regarding the crash to contact CHP’s Temecula Area office.
The Rising Numbers of Accidents in the United States
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Roadways, while scrupulously created and mapped for efficient travel, are one of the most dangerous settings.
As common of an occurrence as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a motorcycle accident.
Thus, the most valuable step you can take in response to a crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring. A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Moreover, injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
Contact Sweet Lawyers if you are involved in a Lake Elsinore motorcycle crash. Our firm tackles motorcycle accidents that have settled for more than $600 million dollars in lawsuits. If you want to work with a team of experienced attorneys who will go to great lengths for your future, call (800) 674 7852. You can also reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by online chat, text message, and email. Above all, our team is here for you.