Facts: An Escondido motorcyclist suffered serious injuries during the evening of January 13th, when the Suzuki motorcycle he was riding struck the front hood of a Toyota Camry. According to reports, the Camry backed out of a driveway on West 15th Ave. in Escondido and into the path of the rider, causing him serious injuries, including a broken neck and leg injuries. The accident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call Officer Scott Christenson at 760-839-4962.
Liability Analysis: On its face, this case seems fairly straightforward. The driver of the Camry has a duty to make sure the roadway is clear before exiting the driveway. If he failed to do so, as it appears, he would be liable to the injured rider for the full extent of his damages. If, on the other hand, the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed, or did not have its lights on, it is possible that liability could fall to the rider, or that it could be shared. A reconstruction of the accident would have to be performed to determine liability.
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