Heath Warner, Nancy Warner Injured In Effingham County Motorcycle Accident On Highway 33
Automobile Accidents - June 22, 2022
Heath Warner, Nancy Warner, of Beecher City, Injured In Effingham County Motorcycle Accident After Hitting Loose Gravel On Highway 33
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (June 22, 2022) – Two people identified as Heath Warner and Nancy Warner were injured in an Effingham County motorcycle accident along Highway 33.
Effingham County police are saying that the accident took place around 4:05 p.m. on Thursday. Heath Warner and Nancy Warner were traveling down Highway 33 on a motorcycle when the driver lost control after hitting loose gravel on the roadway.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help both of the victims. Heath Warner and Nancy Warner were both transported to the HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in order to receive treatment for their injuries.
It remains unclear why loose gravel was the in the roadway.
Liability In Effingham County Motorcycle Accidents Involving Loose Gravel
Motorcycles are inherently less crashworthy than four wheeled vehicles. They are also more vulnerable to debris in the roadway. The AAA Foundation estimates that over 50,000 car accidents are caused every year by debris in the roadway. Most of the debris in these crashes was on Interstate highways. There are a number or common ways that debris could end up in the roadway.
- A lot of furniture falls off of the back of trucks and other vehicles.
- Construction projects often leave debris scattered across the road.
- Some debris may fall or break off vehicles, such as worn tires.
The company or municipality responsible for the accumulation of loose gravel in a roadway could be liable for an accident proximately caused by the loose gravel. Loose gravel can be produced when a road is poorly patched or otherwise poorly maintained. It can also accumulate as a road is being repaired. Any company that is doing roadwork where loose gravel is being created should warn motorists about the presence of the gravel. When construction companies perform work that results in a dangerous condition on the roadway, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any accident involving loose gravel.
- The source of the loose gravel should be determined.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Any person that is injured in a motorcycle accident involving loose gravel may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several years or months after an accident. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An Effingham County Motorcycle Accident Involving Loose Gravel
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Heath Warner and Nancy Warner as they continue to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the two victims.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an accident involving loose gravel? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that they get the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.