Motorcycle accidents often involve situations where a driver did not see the motorcyclist. Many cases may involve distracted driving, while others are just plain inattentiveness, where a driver just does not look for an approaching motorcycle. In an odd twist of fate, a California Highway Patrol officer was recently injured in a motorcycle accident after assisting other drivers at a car accident scene.
A motorcyclist was killed recently after hitting a curb. The rider was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The story highlights the vulnerability a motorcyclist faces while enjoying a bike ride on any California street. The story has more to it than the motorcyclist just hitting a curb. In this story, the motorcyclist was reacting to the alleged driving conduct of another motorist when he struck the curb.
Police and firefighters worked feverishly to rescue a pedestrian accident victim who was pinned by a Muni bus in the Mission District Sunday. The man was struck by the bus at the intersection of Fifth and Mission streets in San Francisco around 12:19 p.m. The man was pinned under two tires after the pedestrian accident. Emergency personnel used wooden planks to lift the bus of the accident victim. Authorities say the man pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Police report that a motorcyclist suffered serious personal injuries in a hit-and-run accident just after sunset Tuesday. The victim of the hit-and-run motorcycle accident is reportedly a 21-year-old student from the University of Southern California. Police say a burgundy GMC Safari van slammed into the motorcycle and fled without ever looking back.
Harley Davidson is recalling more than 250,000 bikes and sold in the United States due to problems with a switch that could lead to potential rear brake failure. The recall comes after the company fielded a complaint about brake failure on a Trike model motorcycle in June 2010. The company dispatched investigators to a dealership in the South to investigate whether the same issue was involved in a motorcycle accident in Louisiana.
Tragedy can strike in an instant. The nation has had public debate on the dangers of distracted driving. Cellphone use in cars and other forms of distraction have garnered a great deal of public comment in the past few years. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been outspoken on the subject of distracted driving. The issue is that use of cellphones and other entertainment issues can take a driver’s attention away from the road and decrease reaction time.
A San Francisco bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in an early morning bicycle accident Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials say the 22-year-old rider was crossing a street in the Mission District around 2:00 a.m. when he was struck by a taxicab. Authorities say the cab driver ran a red light just before the tragic San Francisco bicycle accident.
Seven women and five men took slightly more than an hour deliberating the evidence in a fatal bicycle accident case. The jury heard several days of testimony regarding the Oct. 23, 2009 car and bike accident that claimed the life of a Morgan Hill man. The jury heard from witnesses and accident reconstruction experts during the course of the trial.
A 72-year-old San Jose resident was killed by an alleged drunk driver in Morgan Hill Sunday. The accident was not the usual kind of pedestrian accident. The victim of the crash was riding a Segway motorized scooter when he was struck by a car.
A reckless driver reportedly caught the attention of a California Highway Patrol officer Sunday afternoon. Police say the officer tried to make a traffic stop on Highway 1. After a brief pursuit, the CHP says the officer backed off because the driver of the Geo Prizm did not yield. Moments later the Prizm slammed into a motorcycle.