[Glen Ellen, CA] – Scott Lindquist Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 12
Scott Lindquist Seriously Injured in Glen Ellen Motorcycle Crash
October 20, 2020 – Scott Lindquist, age 65, was injured in a serious motorcycle crash. Furthermore, the crass occurred at 5:38 P.M. on October 17, on Highway 12.
Moreover, Brendan Toohey, age 28, was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox in the southeast direction on Highway 12. Also, Mr. Lindquist was riding his 2002 BMW motorcycle on the shoulder behind Mr. Toohey.
Subsequently, Mr. Toohey made a right turn on Arnold Drive. Meanwhile, Lindquist continued forward. As a result, Lindquist collided with the SUV. Then, he was tossed from his motorcycle.
Then, Lindquist was rushed by rescuers to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital because of his serious injuries. However, as of Monday his condition was still not available.
In the meantime, Mr. Toohey and the three passengers that were traveling with him were unharmed.
Additionally, officials are still trying to establish whether or not drugs or alcohol might have caused the crash.
Take a Few Minutes to Read Some Staggering Motorcycle Statistics
Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exciting. Also, the open road, the wind in your hair, make each ride an exceptional experience.
The motorcycle industry is growing every day. Often, riders enjoy a sense of freedom due to riding different bikes for all sorts of reasons.
Nevertheless, riding motorcycles is a popular trend. However, statistically, there is still room to improve safety-wise.
Here Is Some Information on Road Safety
Commonly, accidents occur when right-of-way violations are made. Furthermore, they happen in intersections far more than any other place.
Frequently, fuel leakage happens. Moreover, it occurs in 62% of the time after the crash has happened. As a result, it can lead to a high risk of fire.
Subsequently, the most common cause for a motorcycle accident is lack of attention. Also, other vehicles violating motorcycle’s right-of-way is what causes 2/3 of multiple-vehicle accidents.
As Per the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, May thru September is where 58% of motorcycle fatalities occurred in 2017. Furthermore, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that motorcycles are more likely to be involved in crashes than cars.
Along with that, research has proven that helmets are able to reduce the risk of a head injuries by up to 69%. Moreover, helmets help to prevent death by up to 37%.
Somehow, men seem to be involved in more motorcycle related accidents. However, this is only because there are statistically more men riders than women.
What Should You Know About Motorcycle Accidents?
The exact number of motorcycle deaths is unknown. However, we do know that in the year 2018 alone, 4,985 people died.
Moreover, that is 14% of all traffic fatalities. Often, because of drugs or alcohol.
Another example is, “Lane Splitting” by motorcycles. Because it can be fatal if a car turns left.
Furthermore, research shows that 4.24% of motorcycle accidents are usually fatal.
Also, motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than car passengers. Not to mention, motorcycles make up over 3% of registered vehicles.
Finally, you should always remember to wear your helmet.
Recent studies have shown that helmet use can lower the risk of head injuries by up to 69%. Also, it reduces the risk of death by 50%.
Reasons to Wear a Helmet
There are people who think that wearing a helmet is “nerdy” or “uncomfortable”. However, if you want to protect your head caused by injuries due to falling, then wearing a motorcycle helmet is essential.
- Protect your brain – Head injuries are one of the main causes of death. Traumatic brain injuries can happen when motorcyclists do not wear a helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that motorcycles made up 14% of all traffic deaths in 2017 alone.
- They can improve your ability to see – Whether it is raining or snowing, a motorcycle helmet can help improve your ability to see other vehicles on the road. Not to mention, potential hazards. Also, a tinted visor helps keep the sun out of your eyes.
- Follow the law – Not all states have the same laws regarding motorcycle helmets. For example, in Arizona, you must wear a helmet if you are 17 or younger. However, in a state like Alabama, all riders are required to wear one. It is best to know in advance, so look at your local laws regarding motorcycle helmets.
- Set good examples for children – If you are a parent, your child’s safety should always come first. By setting rules in place early on, it could possibly save their lives later.
- Keeps your head insulated – If you have ridden your motorcycle in the rain, then you know it can be very irritating without a helmet. It is important that you are dry and comfortable when operating a motorbike.
- Avoid large medical bills – The risk of having a huge medical bill is extremely high if you were not wearing a helmet during an accident. Not only the initial medical bills, but long-term bills can affect you later on if you suffered a long term injury.
- They are stylish – Helmets come in all shapes and sizes. Do not be afraid to “let your freak flag fly” when it comes to riding. Be proud of who you are and show it off with the right helmet!
- You have less of a chance to be found “Partially at fault” in an insurance claim – Commonly, cars are found to be at fault in an accident. If you are not wearing a helmet, then the driver of the car can pass partial responsibility on you. As a result, they do not have to pay as much. It is easy to stop this before it happens. Simply, by wearing a helmet.
We at Salkow Law are wishing all the best for Scott Lindquist, and we hope he has speedy recovery.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.