Sadly, I have news of another fatal motorcycle crash to bring to you today.
This time, the accident took place west of the city of Angels Camp. A motorcycle piloted by a male with a female as the passenger was reportedly headed down Highway 4 at around 55 miles per hour. When the vehicle came upon the area east of local Pool Station Road, the motorcycle attempted to make a turn. It was at this point that the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and careened off the road.
The motorcycle continued to travel down an embankment along the highway until it collided with a fence. The driver of the vehicle, who was reportedly not utilizing a safety helmet, sustained fatal injuries and perished at the scene of the incident. The other rider, though, did have a helmet and incurred injuries that were being described as moderate. This person was transported to nearby Doctors Medical Center via helicopter. According to the California Highway Patrol, that passenger has already been released by hospital officials.
I’m disappointed as an Oakland car accident lawyer to see an incident take a life under such similar circumstances as an earlier story I reported to you. Helmets are essential in ensuring motorcycle safety, and I’m deeply saddened to see someone’s life lost while out for a motorcycle ride. I wish as a personal injury attorney in Oakland that everyone would take proper precautions when riding on these types of vehicles.