LONG BEACH: The Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law are sorry to report a motorcycle accident that happened last week in the Long Beach area. According to Long Beach police, a motorcycle travelling eastbound on a 2003 Triumph Bonneville struck a 2013 Volvo S60 as the Volvo driver turned her vehicle in the intersection to move out of the way for a fire engine responding to an unrelated collision. As she turned, the motorcyclist struck her car. The motorcyclist was severely injured in the accident passed away on scene. 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 moves unexpectedly, the driver does not always notice the motorcyclists in their path. In many instances, drivers fail to see motorcyclists until after they crash into them. 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 Long Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law implore you to ride smart and ride safe.