SAN JOSE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER REPORT: The motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law have a tragic accident to report from San Jose. On May 18, 2017 Maribel Hernandez was riding her motorcycle southbound on 10th Street in San Jose when a minivan, who had stopped for a red light, proceeded into the intersection against the light and into the path of the oncoming rider. Hernandez struck the left front side of the minivan, and was ejected from her bike. She ended up lodged under the front tire of the van, which remained in gear as a witness arrived to assist. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are still investigating the crash, although they say that it does not appear alcohol or drugs were a factor. Regardless, this is an accident that never should have happened. Whether it was alcohol, carelessness, or sheer disregard for traffic laws, this motorcycle accident was 100% preventable. As motorcycle accident lawyers who serve San Jose and all of California, we unfortunately see tragic accidents like this all too often. As always, we urge our clients and readers to ride smart and stay safe.
If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, or if you have any motorcycle-related legal questions, please call our toll free hotline at 1-888-5-RIDERZ. We are available to assist clients in San Jose, Campbell, Mountain View, and throughout northern California.