November 19, 2014
Police say that a rider was killed last Friday in a collision that involved an SUV in the Mount Hope area of San Diego.
The motorcyclist has been identified only as a 25-year-old man. He was riding eastbound on Market Street when just before 5:30 pm and near the 3800 block the crash occurred.
Ben Newton of the San Diego police force says that the driver of the SUV, a 36-year-old male, pulled his SUV into the path of the motorcycle while exiting the Mount Hope Cemetery.
Though the SUV driver made a last ditch effort to avoid the motorcyclist, the collision was unavoidable, with the rider striking the side of the vehicle.
Responding officials pronounced the rider, whose name was not released, dead on-scene.
Common as they may be, intersections and driveways pose incredible statistical danger to riders. Over 50% of the accidents that we see come through our doors are from vehicles turning left in front of a rider. Our best recommendation is to use extreme caution anytime you’re approaching an intersection or driveway with a vehicle waiting. Whether they don’t see you or they’re simply impatient, the result is all-too-often the same, and the victim all-too-often the rider alone.
Our thoughts go out to the downed rider, and the San Diego motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the young man. Please riders, we beg you to be safe and look out for yourselves out on the streets.