MONTEREY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER REPORT: The motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law have a tragic accident to report from Monterey. On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at approximately 10:50am, 51-year-old James A. Smith was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound on River Road near Pine Canyon Road. As he was attempting to overtake another vehicle, a Honda Accord turned from a private driveway onto southbound Pine Road into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. Both driver and rider attempted to avoid the accident, but were unsuccessful and the motorcycle struck the car head-on. Smith was ejected from his bike and died as a result of the injuries sustained.
CHP has stated that it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor. Regardless, this is an accident that never should have happened. Whether it was inattention, carelessness, or failure to ride within skill level, this motorcycle accident was 100% preventable. As motorcycle accident lawyers who serve Monterey 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 Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, and throughout northern California.