So often people are inundated with the warning that when a motorcycle is involved in an accident with a larger vehicle, the injuries are usually life-threatening for the motorcyclist and minor for the auto driver and passengers, but it is still the truth. Accidents involving a motorcycle more often than not result in serious bodily injury or even the death of the motorcyclist.
Just across the bay from San Francisco, a motorcycle driver was killed in a fatal accident in Walnut Creek, California. The accident occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. Wednesday evening, October 20, 2010 when the driver of the motorcycle crossed the center line of the roadway. The motorcycle driver had been driving down South Broadway in the southbound lane. He crossed over the dividing line and into the path of a Nissan sedan driving in the opposite direction. He crashed head-on into the motor vehicle and fell from his bike.
The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries in the crash and died as a result of those injuries. The driver and passenger riding in the Nissan received only minor injuries as a result of the motorcycle accident, and it is unclear whether or not they were treated for those injuries at the scene or at a local hospital.
Law enforcement officials are unsure what precisely caused the motorcycle driver to cross the center lane, but they are investigating the accident and are asking any witnesses with any information regarding the events leading up to the accident or the accident itself to contact the Walnut Creek Police Department.
Source: JusticeNewsFlash.com “Walnut Creek CA Motorcycle Crash: Police Investigating Fatal Head-On Crash” Nicole Howley 11/4/10