Motorcyclist Injured in Hesperia Crash on Highway 173
HESPERIA, CA (May 2, 2019) – A motorcyclist was hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 173 Wednesday afternoon.
The motorcycle accident occurred near the front entrance of Mojave River Forks Regional Park around 1:48 p.m. According to reports, a truck hauling a horse trailer was also involved.
The rider sustained major injuries due to the impact, and was rushed to a local hospital via ground ambulance. Initially, a helicopter was requested to airlift the rider to a trauma center. However, it was eventually cancelled after firefighter-paramedics performed CPR on scene. An update on the condition of the rider was not immediately available.
Furthermore, the crash blocked both lanes of Highway 173, prompting officials to shut down the roadway in both directions for several hours. The Victorville CHP office is still currently investigating the cause.
Motorcycle riders rarely escape injury when an accident occurs. If you are riding a motorcycle, do not underestimate the bike’s speed. For other motorists, do not tailgate a motorcycle and maintain a safe following distance. Give motorcycles a full traffic lane when you pass and remember that they too have equal rights on the road.
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. With over 40 years in the legal field, we know what it takes to ensure your legal rights are protected. Call our offices today at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation at a location nearest you. For your convenience, we can also be contacted 24/7 by email, online chat, and text message.