Stephen Seyarto, 20, of Duarte, was injured in a car crash in Azusa after he struck a vehicle on the freeway. According to a news account in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the injury collision occurred eastbound on the 210 Freeway near Vernon Avenue, the morning of September 11, 2012. California Highway Patrol officials say Seyarto was driving a 2005 Honda Shadow motorcycle when for unknown reasons, he collided with a Ford truck driven by Sergio Torres-Ramirez, 37, of Pacoima.
Seyarto was ejected from the motorcycle and was thrown onto the freeway lanes. Ramirez and other motorists stopped their vehicles after the collision and helped Seyarto get to the right shoulder emergency lane. Seyarto was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to Stephen Seyarto who has been injured in this collision. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I also commend the motorist and the passers by who stopped immediately and quite possibly saved Seyarto’s life by getting him to a safe location.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to CHP’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities but 13 injuries involving Azusa motorcycle accidents. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 74 people died and 2,637 were injured due to motorcycle accidents, during the same year.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Based on this news article, it is not clear as to what caused Seyarto to strike the Ford pickup truck. I trust officials are looking into whether a vehicle defect, malfunction or the actions of another driver caused or contributed to this accident. In cases where negligence is involved, injured victims of motorcycle accidents can seek compensation to cover damages including medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages.
Car accident victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. For more information about a free consultation to discuss your case, please click here.