LIVERMORE: The Livermore motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law are sorry to report a motorcycle accident that happened on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the Livermore area. According to California Highway patrol, a motorcycle was travelling on Interstate 580 at excessive speeds in the #1 lane when they lost control of the bike and swerved all the way to the #4 lane, where the bike rear-ended a GMC Sierra pick-up truck. The bike ended up in the slow lane which caused another rider in that lane to lose control of their bike and crash. The rider who struck the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The other motorcyclist was severely injured in the accident and was 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 this rider and their family.
As motorcycle accident attorneys, we see accidents like this all too often. Riders exceed their abilities for the conditions and traffic, and tragedy follows. In this case it was made even worse by another rider ending up involved. 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 Livermore motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law implore you to ride smart and ride safe.