Car accidentMonterey, CA- Norman Greenbaum, the man behind 1969 hit “Spirit in the Sky,” was critically injured in a collision between a car and motorcycle.
The Monterey Herald reports that Greenbaum was a passenger in a Subaru Outback that collided with the motorcycle at an intersection in Santa Rosa on Saturday, March 28th.
The motorcyclist, 20-year-old Ihab Usama Halaweh, was killed after he slammed into the side if the Subaru, the Santa Rosa Democrat reported.
Greenbaum and a passenger on the motorcycle were both critically injured and taken to a local hospital.
The Subaru driver was not injured and police do not suspect drugs or alcohol played role in the crash.
CHP Officer Matt Pinheiro told the Santa Rosa Democrat, “There’s no stop (at the intersection), but the Subaru driver was supposed to yield to oncoming traffic and they didn’t.”
Police are also trying to determine how fast the motorcycle was traveling.
It only takes one mistake to change the course of a person’s life. In this case, the mistake was failing to yield to traffic. This mistake cost one person their life and left two others seriously injured.
Driver error is the most common cause of traffic accidents worldwide and there are a whole host of risky driving behaviors motorists engage in behind the wheel. Drunk driving and distracted driving being the two leading causes of fatal accidents in the U.S. When a driver’s actions cause harm to your or your loved ones you have options you can explore to recover the costs of your injuries and property damage.
Accident victims should contact a California accident attorney as soon as they are able. A consultation with an attorney will give you the information you need so you can decide the best way to pursue your injury claim.
Victims who suffered debilitating injuries, sustained injuries that require long-term care—four months or more—or have lost a loved one deserve compensation that cover their medical costs and their emotional suffering. If you don’t have legal counsel it is possible for you to sell yourself short and be shortchanged in the settlement you receive.
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