FRESNO: The Fresno motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law are sorry to report a motorcycle accident that happened last week in the Fresno area. According to California Highway patrol, a motorcycle travelling on Highway 41 just north of Shaw Avenue was struck from behind by a car that failed to stop in time when traffic slowed. The motorcyclist was severely injured in the accident and was rushed to a local hospital. Further details regarding the accident and the motorcyclist’s injuries are not yet available. Our thoughts and prayers are with this rider and his family.
As motorcycle accident attorneys, we see accidents like this all too often. Drivers fail to notice motorcyclists on the highway and when traffic slows unexpectedly, the driver cannot stop in time to avoid the motorcyclist in front of him. In many instances, drivers fail to see motorcyclists until after they crash into them. Imagine the force generated from a car traveling 60 miles an hour into the back of a motorcyclist-without even braking. Sadly, even the most careful riders cannot always avoid accidents like this. Motorcyclists can reduce the risk of such accidents, however, by taking a good motorcycle safety course, wearing bright and/or reflective clothing and equipment, and riding defensively.
As always, the Fresno motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law implore you to ride smart and ride safe.
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If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury due to a motorcycle accident in the Fresno area (or anywhere in California) and would like to speak to one of our lawyers, please call our toll free hotline or send us an email. We are available 24/7 to assist you.