SACRAMENTO: The Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law are sorry to report a motorcycle accident that happened Saturday February 25, 2017 in the Sacramento area. According to California Highway patrol, a motorcycle traveling southbound on Highway 99 just south of Elk Grove struck a car that had slowed for traffic. This caused a chain reaction where two additional motorcycles and two cars also were involved in the crash. One of the motorcyclists, 37-year-old Daniel Gregson of Sheridan, died at the scene despite attempted rescue efforts from bystanders. Two other motorcyclists were severely injured in the accident and were 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 all of these riders and their families.
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. Bikes also take more time to come to a complete stop, and without enough room, it can be difficult to avoid vehicles suddenly stopping from highway speeds. 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 Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law implore you to ride smart and ride safe.