February 4, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed last Friday when he T-boned a car in North Park.

The accident occurred while the driver of the Cadillac and rider were traveling opposite directions on University Avenue. The car made a turn onto Granada Avenue, directly into the motorcycle's path. The biker was unable to avert collision.

The deceased rider, identified as 32-year-old Seamus O'Bryan, worked as a stage and prop manager at San Diego's Old Globe Theater. At the time of the crash a 31-year-old friend was also riding on the back of the motorcycle. He was rushed to the hospital for various injuries and is not in life-threatening condition.

Initial reports described a white four-door Cadillac as the offending vehicle, but official search reports now describe the vehicle as a white 2-door Cadillac El Dorado ETC between model year 1998-2000. The vehicle will likely have passenger side damage to the car from the front bumper to the door.

Unfortunately the police do not have any description of the driver himself.

We see it time and time again, inattentive drivers pulling right in front of riders, giving them no chance to avert a crash. To make matters worse the driver bolted from the scene. Given that this incident happened just after midnight, it's likely that the driver of the Cadillac was under the influence of alcohol which may have led to his decision to flee the scene. The San Diego motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to all those affected by the loss of Mr. O'Bryan, and wish a speedy recovery to his passenger. Please riders, be careful out on the roads, because all too often drivers aren't.