A motorcycle expert witness advises on a case involving a motorcyclist who was struck by a driver pulling onto a roadway. Plaintiff motorcyclist filed a lawsuit against the driver of an auto who struck him, causing severe injuries. Police found that the defendant was easing out of a parking lot when she clipped the plaintiff’s motorcycle as he was changing lanes. The motorcyclist said he was traveling about 30 mph and simply proceeding down the road. Plaintiff asserts that he did not see the car enter the roadway until it was too late to react.
Defendant claims that her car was stopped and still in the parking lot as she looked around a bush to see if traffic was clear. Plaintiff was speeding up the road and doing wheelies, she said, when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit her car. He struck her front bumper and slid across the road as his motorcycle flipped several times. Eyewitnesses corroborated her statement about the wheelies. Police did not cite the car driver for the accident.
Plaintiff filed suit against the driver for negligence for the injuries that resulted from the collision.