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Motorcycle officer and Uber driver crash in Santa Ana

Fullerton residents may have heard of or even used the transportation network Uber to get a ride from here to there. Uber allows users to use an app on their smartphone to connect with a driver. However, Uber passengers are just as likely as passengers in any other vehicle to be involved in a car accident.


A recent accident occurred in Santa Ana between a California Highway Patrol officer riding a motorcycle and a Honda sedan. The sedan was being operated by an Uber driver at the time of the crash. The officer and the passenger of the Honda suffered injuries and were sent to the hospital. They are expected to survive.

The officer, who was responding to a call, had his siren and lights on at the time of the crash. He was heading due north and the Honda driver was heading due south. The Honda driver attempted to make a left-hand turn when he and the officer collided.

As of right now, the speed at which the parties were driving and who may have been at fault is not known. One witness reported that he saw the officer heading through an intersection where a silver vehicle was, and the two collided. The witness reports that the officer was thrown from his bike which "exploded." The street where the accident occurred was shut down for a period of time while an investigation was performed by the authorities.

The outcome of this accident remains to be seen. However, once fault is assigned, the party not at fault may want to consider seeking compensation. After all, recovering from a motorcycle accident can be a lengthy and expensive process. The right compensation can help offset the medical expenses the victim incurred, along with any pain and suffering experienced.

Source: The Orange County Register, "Update: CHP motorcycle officer injured in crash near 22 freeway," Alma Fausto and Louis Casiano Jr., May 3, 2016

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