July 10, 2015
The California Highway Patrol is on the lookout for a motorcycle hit-and-run suspect that left a Palo Alto motorcyclist to die on Hwy-880.
Just after 9:00 pm last Satuday night, the CHP received word of the rider lying in the northbound lanes of Hwy-880 near Hwy-237.
After arriving on-scene, emergency responders found the already deceased victim. The proceeded to close four lanes of traffic in order to collect evidence. They said that a passing motorist had already relocated the motorcycle out of traffic.
CHP officials believe the vehicle involved in the incident was a newer Dodge Challenger or Charger.
The identity of the victim was withheld pending next of kin notification.
With no details as to the specific events of this incident, any attempt at placing blame would be entirely speculative. Instead, the best we can do is use this case as a reminder that we as motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable potential victims on the roadways. When cars collide there is bent metal and perturbed insurance companies. Motorcyclists on the other hand have a very high likelihood of hitting the pavement, and all-too-often never to get up again.
The Bay Area motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest, most sincere condolences to the affected family and friends of the fallen rider. We beg you readers to please, look out for yourselves and other riders on the roadways.