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Idaho Falls, ID – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash at 17th St & Channing Way

Posted by Attorneys of Idaho | Jun 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

Idaho Falls, ID (June 21, 2024) – A motorcyclist is recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident in Idaho Falls on Thursday night, June 20, per local authorities.

Idaho Falls Police said a Subaru WRX was in the center lane at 17th Street and Channing Way to make a left turn. The motorcycle was heading west on 17th Street when the driver of the Subaru allegedly failed to yield and hit the motorcycle. The accident was initially reported at around 9:00 p.m. and blocked traffic until around 10:15 p.m. The victim remains hospitalized; however, their current condition is unknown. It's also unclear if anyone else was injured in the crash. The Idaho Falls Police Department is still investigating and has not released details about the crash. Detectives assigned to the accident reconstruction unit are currently asking for witness statements.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.

Motorcycle Accidents in Idaho

An accident can rapidly transform a carefree motorcycle ride into a tragedy. Over the last several years, the Idaho Transportation Department reported that 1,759 motorcycle wrecks occurred in Idaho, leading to 121 fatalities and 1,426 injuries. Idaho was the site of 356 motorcycle incidents in one recent year alone, which claimed the lives of 23 individuals and caused 297 injuries.

A motorcycle collision often ends in serious, sometimes permanent, injuries that have far-reaching consequences for an individual's life. Tragically, and even more frequently, motorcyclists die in collisions, leaving their devastated families to pick up the pieces of their lives.

Idaho adheres to the conventional fault-based system in determining liability for monetary losses and damages arising from motor vehicle collisions, which also encompasses motorcycle accidents. In Idaho, a comparative negligence system determines liability for a motorcycle accident. Each person involved in the accident has ascribed a percentage of culpability in accordance with their conduct preceding the incident. The percentage in question establishes the monetary compensation that an individual is entitled to receive in return.  

If you've lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident and want to learn more about your options moving forward, our lawyers at Attorneys of Idaho are here to help you.  We are committed to providing assistance to individuals who have been injured in motorcycle accidents or lost a loved one as a result of these crashes. Our experienced staff is well-versed in the intricacies of motorcycle accidents and is prepared to offer you compassionate, skilled counsel throughout the legal proceedings. Please contact our Pocatello motorcycle accident lawyers at 208-314-8888 to discuss your questions in confidence.

Notes: Our writers used outside sources to create this post, and our staff has not independently verified the information. If you find anything inaccurate in this post, please contact our office, Attorneys of Idaho, and we will make the correction right away or remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: The photograph used in this post is not connected to this accident in any way. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business, and the information provided herein is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you or someone you love is injured in an Idaho accident, first, seek medical treatment immediately and then speak with a lawyer about your rights.

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