The Sacramento Motorcycle Accident lawyers at Riderz Law have learned of multiple motorcycle accidents that happened over the recent memorial day weekend in Amador County – an inland area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains east of Sacramento.
The first motorcycle accident occurred on Highway 49 and Vista Point. According to California Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Frank Ali, of Fair Oaks, was heading south on Highway 49 in his BMW when he was rear-ended by a motorcycle ridden by 68-year-old Red Johns, of Lincoln. According the CHP, Johns failed to see the BMW in front of him and was unable to stop in time – resulting in minor injuries. Our thoughts are with Mr. Johns for a speedy recovery.
The second motorcycle accident involved a 49-year-old Roseville man who was riding north on his late-model Harley-Davidson just south of the bridge over the Cosumnes River. According the CHP, the rider entered a curve too fast and lost control, skidding into the opposite lane an an oncoming pickup truck. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene by highway patrol. Our prayers are with this slain rider and his family.
Both of these motorcycle accidents, while tragic, are doubly so because they were entirely preventable. All too often, we see riders who lose control around turns because they are driving at unsafe speeds or are unfamiliar with riding conditions. We stress time and again to our clients and readers that they enroll in proper motorcycle safety training. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law remind you to ride safe and ride smart.