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.