Archive for Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Motorcyclist injured in crash on Clinton Parkway near Lawrence Avenue

July 24, 2012


A 25-year-old man on a motorcycle was injured Tuesday in a crash on Clinton Parkway after the car in front of him had recently completed a U-turn and was straddling the center line before changing into the lane, police said.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers ticketed the car’s driver, Chun H. Yang, 24, of Lawrence, for improper lane usage and not having valid insurance. Yang was not injured. The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lane of Clinton Parkway near Lawrence Avenue.

The motorcyclist, Jarell Schroeder, of Inman, suffered abrasions and lacerations when his motorcycle crashed into the back of Yang’s car. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers took Schroeder, who was wearing a helmet and protective eyewear, to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, McKinley said.

Steve Gutierrez, an LMH nursing supervisor, confirmed that Schroeder had been treated and released as of Tuesday night.


hipper_than_hip 5 years, 10 months ago

M/C riders have to assume that all drivers are clueless and ride accordingly; after seeing this guy whip a U then struggling to figure out which lane he wanted to drive in, the proper action would have been to slow down and move away. This type of situation is known as a collision trap and it's up to the rider to take corrective measures to avoid the car.

johnsont1 5 years, 10 months ago

Regardless of the U-turn - which this story does not say was legal or not - if the motorcyclist hit the back of the car, it's the motorcyclist's fault. If the motorcyclist had a defined lane while the car was in the middle, and the car moved into the lane of the motorcyclist and the collision was on the side of the car, then it's the driver's fault. Not sure if the police understand this concept, but the motorcyclist's insurance company definitely will. If you hit the back of someone's car, it's always your fault, so if someone is straddling two lanes.. slow down!!

squawkhawk 5 years, 10 months ago

But, if the driver of the car was in violation of a law (improper lane usage) at the time of the accident, or that may have led to the accident, then the accident was a result of his actions and he is at fault (or at least partially at fault).

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