Quick work by the California Highway Patrol may have caught a hit-and-run driver on I-5 involving a motorcycle crash. The California News Times reported on the situation.
The accident happened earlier today on the north-facing lane of I-5 south of Smoky Bear Road. The Los Angeles County Fire Department was also called in to assist.
All northward lanes of I-5 near the area were under a SigAlert for some time after the accident while police chased down the hit-and-run driver. This closed down the northward lanes. The police believe they have pulled over the responsible driver, but there has been no confirmation.
The motorcyclist had to be airlifted to a hospital for their injuries, but then faced a nasty consequence. The bike he was riding had been reported as stolen, so he will be arrested once he is healthy enough to go to jail.
We do hope that the police have located the responsible driver so they can explain their actions and face justice. It doesn’t matter if the other driver had been breaking laws unrelated to the crash, you will still be found at fault if you leave the scene of an accident without reporting it to the police.
We also hope the rider recovers fully and faces justice as well. The actual owner of the motorcycle may still recover damages.