Motorcyclist Melo Toste Correia Suffers Major Injuries after Colliding with Car in Merced County
MERCED COUNTY, CA (January 17, 2022) – Melo Toste Correia was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 165 in Merced County on Saturday afternoon.
The accident happened around 2:37 p.m. on January 15, just south of Fowler Road near Hilmar. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 30-year-old victim from Hilmar was riding a 2002 Kawasaki ZX600 at approximately 60 mph and was passing vehicles.
At the same time, a 76-year old Hilmar woman was driving a 1999 Honda Accord north on Highway 165. She was slowing to make a left turn when she collided with the Kawasaki.
Toste Correia continued another 80 feet on the motorcycle after the crash until the bike hit a cable box. He was ejected from the motorcycle and tumbled another 200 feet.
As a result, Toste Correia suffered lacerations to his head and possible internal bleeding. Arriving paramedics rushed him to a Modesto-area hospital in an unknown condition.
Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
When driving a motorcycle, be aware of what is going on behind you by checking your mirrors. Be careful of cars turning left at intersections. Also, make sure to give the car a friendly wave as you move around them.
If you have suffered injuries after a motorcycle accident, contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim today. We aim to help victims get the compensation they deserve. We will work with you personally to better understand your situation. For a free consultation, please call us at (800) 895-7199. If you need help after hours, our team is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to answer your questions. Our team can also help you get a copy of the police report from your accident.