SACRAMENTO: The Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Riderz Law have a strange motorcycle accident report from our State’s capital. Last Saturday night in Marysville (a small town just outside Sacramento) a 63 year-old county official, Andy Vasquez, heard a man driving a motorcycle up and down his suburban street. Apparently annoyed at what he considered excessive noise, Mr. Vasquez walked out of his house, stepped off the sidewalk, and stood in front of the oncoming motorcycle. (Really, Mr. Vasquez?) As you might expect, the motorcyclist tried to swerve and ended up crashing. The rider was ejected from his 2002 Yamaha, which slide right into Mr. Vasquez, breaking Mr. Vasquez’s collar bone, among other things. Thankfully, neither party suffered serious injury.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law certainly do not condone joyriding in suburban neighborhoods at night (if that was in fact what happened), but at the end of the day, jumping out into the road in front of an oncoming motorcycle is insane. As a 63 year-old man (and as an elected county official, no less), Mr. Vasquez should know better. If he had a problem with the motorcyclist, he should have called the cops and let them deal with it.
This scenario could have ended far worse: perhaps Mr. Vasquez will think twice next time he gets annoyed with a “noisy” motorcyclist. Ride safe and ride smart. And (ahem) never jump out in front of traffic . . .