August 7, 2014

A man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a parked car last Friday in the city of Santee.

Witnesses were quick to call the rider “possibly intoxicated” according to an NBC San Diego article.

Deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department were already on-scene investigating a reports of a motorcyclist “riding fast” on Carlton Hills Blvd just after 5:30 pm.

Before deputies were able to stop the motorcycle the rider struck a parked vehicle, was ejected from his bike, hit a telephone pole and ultimately came to a rest in the street.

The bike was traveling at such a speed that following the collision it continued down the road, finally wedging itself beneath a parked car.

The rider was pronounced dead on-scene by officials.

The accident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s department, who agree with witnesses in their belief that the rider was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

As San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys and riders ourselves, we’re inclined to give motorcyclists the benefit of the doubt in a system that often demonizes riders unfoundedly. With that said, the rider in this case definitely made some bad decisions. Regardless of whether or not the rider was intoxicated at the time of the incident, he was riding in a way that was aggressive enough for witnesses to be calling the police to tell them about it.

Riding recklessly is not only a danger to yourself and others, but also gives motorcyclists as a group a bad image. With that said, an afternoon of poor, self-destructive decisions is a tragic reason for someone to lose their life. Our thoughts go out to the fallen rider, and we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this troubling story.

We beg you riders, please stay safe out on the roadways.