Any accident that occurs on the roadways of California can result in serious injuries. It may not be surprising that the smaller the vehicle and the less protection it provides to passengers the more likely it is that there will be catastrophic injuries when that vehicle is involved in an accident. A good example of a vehicle fitting these qualifications is a motorcycle.
When an accident occurs in California and a motorcyclist is involved the outcome is often deadly for the motorcyclist. The cause of motorcycle accidents is often negligence on the part of the other driver and not the motorcyclist. Drivers often do not pay attention to other vehicles with which they are sharing the roadways, especially if they are as small as a motorcycle.
The identity of a motorcyclist who was tragically killed in a recent fatal motorcycle crash has finally been determined. The 56-year-old man was killed in the motorcycle crash that occurred on a Friday morning when he was struck head-on by a passenger vehicle.
As previous posts have discussed, motorcycles are no match for the other vehicles with which they share the roadways. As a result, passengers on motorcycles are usually the most severely injured after the occurrence of a motorcycle accident. Therefore, these accidents can be particularly tragic causing catastrophic injuries. However, a fatal motorcycle crash that recently occurred in California had a particularly tragic outcome due to the age of one of the passengers.
Past postings in this blog have discussed the potential for fatal and catastrophic injuries when a motorcycle and another type of vehicle collide. The occurrence of fatal motorcycle accidents in California has led to discussions about how to proactively prevent these types of accidents from continuing to occur. One specific suggestion has led to some controversy and heated debate throughout the state.
Drivers of all makes and models of vehicles travel the roadways of Alhambra day in and day out, never expecting to be injured or involved in a car accident. However, sometimes accidents happen when they are least expected, and any car accident can have a tragic result, including catastrophic injuries.