Friends, family, and strangers have donated money to help pay the medical bills of a couple seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on State Route 67 in Lakeside. So far, an online fund has gathered nearly $37,000 for the cause.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has still not determined what caused the accident, but they do know that the couple was riding on the southbound SR-67 near Foster Truck Trail and Vigilante Road when the crash occurred.
According to NBC San Diego, the man who was driving the motorcycle is on life support and is paralyzed from the neck down. His girlfriend was also seriously injured, having suffered a collapsed lung, a pelvic injury, and severe leg injuries that required reconstructive surgery.
SR-67 has as a reputation for being one of the most dangerous roads in eastern San Diego County. The road is so dangerous, especially on weekends when traffic is heaviest, that it has earned the nickname “Slaughterhouse Alley.” A spokesman for CHP said that especially in good weather, there is a temptation for motorcyclists and motorists to speed on the narrow, serpentine road.
It has not been determined if the crash was caused by inattention and speeding or if the motorcyclist had run off the side of the road to avoid a collision with another vehicle. The accident occurred in broad daylight at about 2:00 pm.
A friend of the couple told NBC News that she and her husband helped set up a funding website because they were going to do all they could do to give back to the injured couple. A riding event to raise more funds is planned for April 12 at South Shores Park.
Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents can be devastating and life altering. Expensive medical bills pile up quickly. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent, intoxicated or inattentive motorist, call the Jurewitz Law Group in San Diego to learn about your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for hospitalization, medical bills, long-term therapy, and other damages. Call us today toll-free at (888) 233-5020 to learn how we can help you or simply contact us online right now.
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