San Francisco news reports that a motorcyclist was
killed this past week while riding through Golden Gate Park. Reports indicate
that the 54-year-old man died after his
motorcycle collided with another car while he was negotiating a curve. The impact
of the collision thrust the man onto the pavement, and the car then ran
over him. No charges are pending.
If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, it is important
to seek the advice of an experienced San Francisco motorcycle accident
lawyer at once.
This motorcycle accident serves as a reminder of the dangers associated
with riding a motorcycle and some safety tips that may help prevent a
motorcycle accident or lessen the severity of injuries sustained in a
crash. A motorcyclist has very little protection if involved in a collision with a
drunk driver or
distracted motorist compared to a driver in a passenger vehicle or commercial truck, and they
are much more vulnerable to receiving life-threatening or
catastrophic injuries as a result.
One tip to improve your chances of surviving an accident and decrease the
severity of injuries is
always wear a helmet. A recent motorcycle helmet study found that the failure to wear a helmet
significantly increase the risk of a fatality of serious injuries. While
many California motorcyclists wear helmets during the winter months, with
warm temperatures more people are likely to leave their helmets behind
– a dangerous habit.
For more motorcycle safety tips or if you or a loved one has suffered injuries
in a California motorcycle accident, contact the top San Francisco personal
injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.