While many people out there are using a GoPro for fun activities like skiing, mountain climbing and stand up paddleboarding there are other uses for this type of technology. Recently, in Los Angeles, a motorcycle accident was caught on tape with a GoPro. The video was captured by the motorcycle driver that was knocked off the road by another rider.
Sherwin Ramos was driving his motorcycle along the Los Angeles Crest Highway when another rider, who was driving on the wrong side of the road, was headed right at him. The two riders did not collide as Ramos swerved to get out of the way on the rider on the wrong side of the road. After getting thrown from his motorcycle Ramos sustained a foot and ankle injury that caused him to need a cast for the next several weeks.
This type of accident can be very scary and many Los Angeles drivers have been put in this situation. We are often left wondering what to do. Should we swerve and injury ourselves and our passengers or should we just hope the other vehicle gets back on their side of the road.
Motorcycle and sport bike accidents are a little bit different than major car and truck accidents. Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer David Azizi says that motorcycle accidents are some of the worst because the drivers of these motorized vehicles do not have the protection that drivers of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs have. When driving in a car you are protected by metal and glass. You are not protected by this metal and glass when you are on a motorcycle. You can learn more from Mr. David Azizi in this YouTube video:
If you have been in a motorcycle accident in the past please comment below and let me know about your experience. Did you sustain major injuries? Did it discourage you from riding again? Did you get more protection for the next time you hopped on a bike?