Woman brain dead after motorcycle accident in California

Woman brain dead after motorcycle accident in California

A recent motorcycle accident in California is an example of the catastrophic injuries motor vehicle collisions with motorcycles can cause. A woman has suffered a serious brain injury after a motorist allegedly ran a red light and hit her motorcycle in the intersection.

The collision occurred when the motorcyclist was driving through an intersection and a vehicle ran a red light, hitting the motorcycle and causing the woman's serious injuries. After the collision, police arrested the driver of the sedan for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

The motorcyclist suffered serious head trauma in the accident, and the hospital has reported that the victim is now brain dead. This tragic accident has resulted in a life-threatening injury for this woman. The victim is fighting for her life because the driver took prescription drugs and got behind the wheel.

The driver's reckless actions were not only illegal but could also result in this woman's death. In addition to the driver facing DUI charges, he or she could also face vehicular manslaughter charges or other criminal charges if the victim dies.

Criminal charges against the negligent driver can make sure the driver is held accountable for his or her actions. However, the victim's family members may be wondering what else can be done to hold the driver responsible for the motorcycle accident. The family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver if the victim passes away due to her severe brain injury. While nothing can replace their loved one, filing a lawsuit can help the family receive compensation for their loss that can help pay for the victim's medical care and expenses associated with the accident.

Source: KRCR, "Police: Woman brain dead after motorcycle accident," Nate Hauser, April 24, 2014

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