Man Found Dead In Apparent Motorcycle Crash In San Francisco Neighborhood
On October 14, a man was found dead next to a motorcycle in the North of Panhandle neighborhood in the area of Hayes Street and Masonic Avenue. San Francisco's Channel 5 KPIX reports that the crash was called in around 4 a.m., and the man was in his 40's. His name has not been released, as they are working to notify the man's family. At this time, no other details about the case were available from law enforcement.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Over the last few decades, motorcycle accident fatalities have been on the rise. According to California Highway Patrol, from 1994 to 2016, deaths from motorcycle accidents have risen 5.7 percent. Motorcycle fatalities make up more than 14% of all traffic fatalities in the United States, even though they account for just 3% of registered vehicles.
California is one of the worst states for motorcycle fatalities. It currently ranks in the top 15 states for motorcycle accident deaths. Lane sharing or lane splitting is one of the possible reasons for the upwards trend. California remains the only state where lane splitting is legal. While it does reduce freeway congestion, it can increase the risk to motorcycle riders.
What to Do When Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
The injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are often severe. Many motorcyclists are directly transferred to a hospital to receive immediate medical care. When able, speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who understands a motorcycle accident case's intricacies.
The team at the Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman routinely assists victims of motorcycle accidents. You shouldn't have to deal with the insurance company's frustrating avoidance tactics. We fight on your behalf so you can focus on healing and moving forward from your accident.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman.
Call 415-545-8608 for a free case evaluation.