Last Saturday night, around 9:30, a 36-year-old motorcyclist went down with his wife as a passenger. The man piloting the motorcycle failed to navigate the turn and clipped the curb. While his wife was wearing a proper DOT approved helmet, her Husband was not. They both were taken to a nearby hospital were the husband was pronounced dead and the wife suffered minor injuries. Unfortunately, it is believed alcohol was the reason for the accident.
While it’s important to always wear a helmet it’s just as important to wear a DOT approved helmet at MINIMUM. There are also safer helmets on the market that exceed the DOT standards like SNELL and Ece. it also goes without saying if you plan on drinking make sure you have an alternate form of transportation (Uber, Lyft, and Designated Driver).
Our hearts go out to this fallen rider and his family. The Fresno motorcycle accident lawyers at RiderzLaw remind everyone to stay safe and ride responsibly.