Safety always needs to be at the forefront of your mind when you take to the road. Driving involves a process that could impact your life, or that of a complete stranger, in the blink of an eye. Personal risk needs to be an especial concern of motorcyclists. They obviously have far fewer safety measures at their disposal. Plus, other drivers are far less likely to see a motorcyclist, making them more likely to be the subject of a collision.

Of course, that doesn’t mean motorcyclists are always the innocent party. For example, on the evening of June 21st, a motorcyclist was heading eastbound on 12900 Rancho Penasquitos Boulevard.

When the driver came to the intersection of Rancho Penasquitos and Paseo Montril, the motorcyclist was met with a red light. Unfortunately, he decided to ignore it. As a result, he collided broadside at 10:49 pm with a Mitsubishi Lancer as it was turning westbound from Paseo Montril to Penasquitos Boulevard.

Fortunately, it sounds as though the driver of the Lancer was able to walk away from the incident without any major industries. The same could not be said, however, for the motorcyclist who caused the accident. The 35 year old man had to be taken from the scene to a local hospital. There, it was discovered that he had incurred head trauma, a compound fracture on one of his arms, and other life-threatening injuries.

The police department continues to investigate the crash and why the motorcyclist may have decided to run a red light.

While it’s good news if the driver of the Lancer was able to walk away from such a terrifying accident, he could also potentially file a lawsuit too. A qualified personal injury attorney would know how to assess the situation, but the damage done to the Mitsubishi alone could be grounds for legal action.