Interview with Claude Wyle, San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney. Video prouduced by the Injury Board.
As a fellow motorcycle enthusiast and Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Attorney, I cringe every time I read about a serious motorcycle accident with severe injuries. On Thursday, May 31, 2012, a motorcycle injury accident occured in San Jose about 6:00 p.m. when an SUV struck the motorcycle traveling southbound on I-280 near the Meridian Avenue off-ramp, causing serious personal injuries to the motorcyclist.
With anger and more than a little frustration I need to report to you that a motorcyclist was killed one evening last week after he ran over two fiberglass ladders in the middle of Highway 101. This collision sent him off of his motorcycle and into oncoming traffic where he was hit by a car. First, to his family, please accept my heartfelt condolences and sincerest best wishes during this horrible time.
A veteran CHP motorcycle officer returned to duty on Monday after suffering from critical injuries in a crash nearly a year ago .
European investigators recently published what experts have called the most comprehensive collection of data on European motorcycle accidents. Although information about the United States was not included in the study, its findings can still help American motorcyclists stay safe.
As San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys and avid bikers ourselves, we understand both the dangers that motorcyclists face on the roads, but also the advantages. And we know that motorcyclists help the environment by using less gas and less space on the roads and less space parking. We may be a bit noisy but motorcycle commuters have less of a carbon footprint than car drivers. We are a few months into the new year, but we wondered how many of you know about some new traffic laws affecting motorcyclists effective 2011.
While the number of motor vehicle fatalities in the United States has been declining in recent years, the number of motorcycle deaths has been rising. Even though motorcycles account for only three percent of vehicles on the road, they account for 13 percent of fatalities. According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 12 motorcyclists die in the U.S. each day and the leading cause of death is head injuries.
California is a beautiful landscape for motorcyclists. We have some of the best weather in the country and beautiful shoreline to enjoy on an afternoon ride. Earlier this month, The Mercury News reported on a story of one 48-year-old rider whose afternoon ride ended tragically.
Those long black lines on roads that seal cracks in the surface mean very little to car drivers, but they can be lethal for motorcyclists and have been known to cause numerous motorcycle accidents. Known as "black-tar snakes," the lines become slippery if not applied efficiently, especially in wet or hot weather conditions. Whle the following cases are not California cases, black-tar snakes are dangerous all around the country.