SAN DIEGO: The San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law are sorry to report a motorcycle accident that happened last week in the San Diego area. According to reports, Nathan Raaka was riding his motorcycle in the 4500 block of Mission Pay Drive, in the Pacific Beach area when a grey SUV, which was making an illegal U-turn, struck Raaka. He struck the vehicle at approximately 35 mph, and surveillance cameras in the area captured images of a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee fleeing the scene. Raaka suffered a severely broken leg in addition to other injuries. It appeared that the drive stopped momentarily, got out of the vehicle to check on Raaka, then proceeded to get back in their vehicle and flee. Police continue to search for the vehicle and driver.
As motorcycle accident attorneys, we see accidents like this all too often. Drivers fail to notice motorcyclists and proceed to turn in front of the rider. 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 San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law implore you to ride smart and ride safe.