Two Sonoma County men are dead after a weekend motorcycle accident in Petaluma. The Petaluma Patch reports that speed appears to be the primary factor in this accident, which occurred Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
Two motorcyclists recently died in separate accidents along the same rural stretch of road in San Mateo County. California Highway Patrol said that the fatal motorcycle accidents happened last weekend on a remote portion of Pescadero Creek Road.
The California Highway Patrol reports that two motorcyclists have suffered severe personal injuries after being hit by a distracted driver near Redwood City on Sunday morning. The motorcycle crash was caused by a 19-year-old San Jose man driving a Prius who was distracted by his cellphone. The use of smartphones in cars is a growing problem in California and teens are the most likely group of drivers to be in a cellphone-related accident.
A San Luis Obispo County man recently died in a serious motorcycle accident. Authorities say that the 48-year-old Paso Robles man collided with a Mazda on Highway 229 near Santa Margarita.
May is Motorcycle safety awareness month, and as the weather warms up you can expect to see more motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles on the road.
A recent survey from the California Office of Traffic Safety indicates that many motorcyclists feel unsafe when lane-splitting, the practice of moving between slow-moving cars. At least 30 percent of the OTS survey respondents reported feeling concerned about being involved in a motorcycle accident because of a driver failing to check their mirrors or driving while distracted.
A large number of wrongful death incidents that happen in San Francisco involve a motor vehicle collision. Although these types of wrongful death incidents are some of the most common, any negligent action that causes the death of another could lead to a wrongful death claim.
The Dolan Law Firm is proud to support the SF Bicycle Coalition, and Bike to Work Day! You can follow all the news and events for Bike to Work Day here.
For those of you who rode your bike to work today, enjoy a beautiful day in San Francisco and be safe. As the City's cycling scene continues to grow, we still are reminded that it is not as safe as we'd like. Just yesterday a cyclist was critically injured in a bicycle accident involving PG&E vehicle in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood. It is not clear as of yet what the cause of the accident was.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The initiative was set in place to help make drivers more aware of the two-wheeled vehicles that they share the road with in order to prevent motorcycle accidents from occurring.
In our prior post, we focused on distracted driving -- a behavior that is cited as one of the major causes of car accidents today. The behavior has been on the minds of a lot of people since it was targeted by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2009.