A California woman left home Friday to pick up some goods at the market. The woman had relied upon her motorcycle as a form of affordable transportation when doing household errands. The 52-year-old single-mother of two was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in 2006 that left her unable to work. Her disability insurance checks did not provide her family with enough income to cover the high expenses involved with owning a car.
A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer survived an accident on Interstate 880 in Fremont Thursday morning. The officer was rear-ended on the interstate and was thrown roughly 100 feet, according to the CHP. The motorcycle accident occurred at roughly 7:00 a.m.
A California man, whose motorcycle had run out of gas, was one of two people killed in an Oildale traffic accident involving a sheriff’s patrol car. The motorcyclist reportedly met up with a friend as he was pushing his motorcycle to the house of one of his relative’s. The two pedestrians were struck down by a fast-moving Kern’s County patrol car Friday.
Last month, this blog recounted the story of a motorcycle accident involving a delivery truck making a U-turn in Cathedral City. The California Highway Patrol says that an Oroville man has now died in a motorcycle accident involving a second vehicle making a U-turn. The Oroville bike wreck took the life of a 19-year-old man on Kelly Ridge in Oroville.
A motorcycle accident may have become significantly more severe when a driver failed to heed the warnings of Good Samaritans Tuesday. The motorcyclist essentially was involved in two accidents that occurred roughly eight minutes apart. The tragedy reportedly began when the driver of a 2003 Saturn blew through a stop sign. The California Highway Patrol says that a 21-year-old motorcyclist from Escondido was approaching the intersection where the Saturn was required to stop.
Motorcycle accidents often involve a driving attempting to make a turn and striking a motorcycle with the right of way. This blog has recounted stories of inattentive driving, distracted driving and other influences that may be involved in a California motorcycle accident.
Officials in Sacramento County are weighing in on bicycle safety. The California Highway Patrol has announced a new 10-month campaign intended to reduce the number of bicycle accidents in Sacramento County. The initiative follows a study that looked at bicycle and pedestrian accidents on northern Sacramento County roads between 2007 and 2009.
Over the past six months, there have been a number of fatal accidents in San Francisco. The fatalities have raised the concerns of local authorities who are calling on San Francisco bicyclists and pedestrians to be safe as the holiday season continues. City officials are asking motorists, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists to be attentive to reduce the risks of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in the city.
Many news reports about distracted driving focus on issues such as cellphone use, electronic gadgets or distractions created by other passengers in a vehicle. San Francisco personal injury attorneys know that distractions come in a wide variety of forms. California’s roads can be especially dangerous for motorcyclists even when drivers are not distracted, as many motorists simply fail to see a motorcycle approaching.
On behalf of everyone at the Dolan Law Firm we would like to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
As many of you know, the day before Thanksgiving is normally the busiest travel day of the year, and the start of holiday season. According to statistics over 40 million people are expected to take a trip this year, with nearly 90% of them driving. If you are one of the millions of people driving, you may face a multitude of hazards including bad weather, drunk drivers, heavy traffic and other delays. As a result the potential for car accidents is much higher over the next month and a half.
Let’s take a moment to be thankful for what we have, and be careful out there on the road!