I write with a heavy heart about the latest motorcycle accident in the Bay Area. As an avid motorcyclist myself, and a San Francisco injury attorney, I am often involved with injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents, but few situations are as upsetting as this. Cbs5.com is reporting that two people on a motorcycle were killed near Antioch late yesterday afternoon when the driver of a pickup truck made an unsafe lane change and caused a Honda Civic to hit the motorcycle. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a black Ford F-250 truck towing a white boat made an unsafe lane change, which forced the Honda Civic into the motorcycle. The truck did not stop after the crash.
The motorcyclist and passenger were taken to the Kaiser Permanente hospital in Antioch, where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the Honda Civic suffered serious injuries.
What upsets me most about this story is that it shows the typical auto or truck driver’s disregard for the safety of motorcyclists around them on the road.Trucks and cars look out for other large vehicles, but they rarely consider motorcycles when they change lanes, make left turns, cross over the yellow line, etc.The disregard is even more apparent when the driver of the truck who caused this horrible accident didn’t even stop.Didn’t even acknowledge that he took two people’s lives.
Please, if you have any information about this accident call 1-800-TELL-CHP. A black Ford F-250 towing a white boat in the Antioch area yesterday afternoon should be recognizable to someone.Nothing will bring back these two innocent motorcyclists, but providing information would at least tell everyone that we care about motorcyclists and their rights and will not continue to ignore them.
We are not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call a reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free confidential consultation to “not at fault” persons named in this article and their family members.