According to an accident report issued by the California Highway Patrol, two motorcyclists sustained serious injuries recently in Running Springs on Highway 18 west of Inspiration Drive when they collided with a sport utility vehicle. A 2001 Subaru Outback driven by a 21 year old male from Big Bear Lake crossed the center line on Highway 18 for unknown reasons and entered into oncoming traffic, according to the accident report. Two motorcycles, one riding behind the other, were part of that oncoming traffic. A 2009 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic operated by a Riverside County man and a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan operated by a Hesperia man were traveling at an estimated 40 miles per hour in clear weather when the Subaru crossed the line and collided with the lead motorcycle and causing the second motorcycle to rear end it. Both riders were thrown from their motorcycles onto the right shoulder of the road. They were transported by paramedics to a nearby medical center for the treatment of injuries. The driver of the Subaru did not report sustaining any injuries and the vehicle was not transporting any passengers.
As a car accident attorney in Oakland, I am saddened to hear about anyone being injured in any sort of highway traffic collision. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, please consider discussing your legal options with an Oakland personal injury lawyer.