January 20, 2014

A crash on the I-805 left a San Diego man dead in North Park.

21-year-old Jaron Tinsley, a logistics specialist working on the San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain, was the victim of the accident.

According to reports by the California Highway Patrol and military officials the incident occurred just before 4pm last Tuesday. While approaching stopped traffic near Landis Street, Tinsley lost control of his 2000 Yamaha R6 and crashed.

After falling onto the highway Tinsley was run over by a large truck. The Medical Examiner Office says that Tinsley died on-scene of his injuries.

It's not often that we lose control of our motorcycles, but when it does happen the potential for tragedy is always a strong one, as was the case in this incident. As riders we must be prepared at all times to guard ourselves against other traffic, but on the same token we must be aware of our speeds relative to others on the road. Sometimes it isn't easy to judge relative speeds, especially when traffic conditions are constantly changing. Riding with diligent awareness of our environment is the only possible way to avoid this type of unfortunate event. The San Diego motorcycle lawyers at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the affected family and friends of this young man, and beg our readers to please ride safely out on the highways.