March 22, 2014
Image courtesy of NBC 7 San Diego
A motorcycle rider was killed after being run over by a car Monday afternoon.
The accident occurred near Naval Base San Diego just after noon. Apparently the man was riding his motorcycle north on Harbor Drive when he lost control of his motorcycle.
According to officials, the rider was thrown from the bike and directly into the path of an oncoming SUV.
Sgt. Brandy Sorbie of the San Diego Police Department stated that "they tried to avoid hitting him, but there was nothing they could do. He was coming at them at a pretty good speed."
There is no indication that alcohol was involved in the accident, and it is not expected that the driver of the SUV will face charges. The incident led to the partial closure of Harbor Drive during the police investigation into the incident.
Incidents like this remind us that we need to take care of our own safety out on the roads before ever worrying about the behavior of others. Every rider has a seemingly endless collection of stories about the dangerous and inattentive behaviors of others on the road, and certainly not without merit. It's unquestionable that if you're a rider, you should be paying attention to what others are doing to insure they aren't about to merge into you, pull in front of you at a stop light or generally act as if you don't even exist (because to the inattentive driver, that might as well be the case). However before ever occupying ourselves with the possibility of others, we should start by keeping tabs on our own behavior. We hope that we will have the chance to learn from our mistakes out on the road, but that isn't always the case.
The San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy, and beg our readers to please look after yourselves out on the roads.