The life of a young San Marcos man was tragically lost this past weekend when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck. The accident occurred at the 4600 block of Carlsbad Boulevard, and is still under investigation. The rider was only 19 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. Our hearts go out to his friends and family. Read the rest »
Many people may envy actor George Clooney for his successful career, good looks, and lovely wife. But, just because someone seems to have it all doesn’t mean he’s immune to danger. The Ocean’s Eleven star was recently involved in a serious motor scooter accident in Sardinia, Italy, where he is filming a miniseries based on Joseph Heller’s satirical World War II novel, Catch-22. Read the rest »
In the eyes of the insurance world, there are few activities more dangerous than riding a motorcycle. While there are some unsafe operators out there, the vast majority of motorcycle riders are both law-abiding and safety-conscious. In the right hands, motorcycles are quite safe.
Unfortunately, every rider must pay the price for the reckless few. Read the rest »
The recent death of a 31-year-old San Diego man in a motorcycle crash has brought attention to the practice known as lane splitting. In this particular instance, the motorcyclist was driving in between lanes of traffic when he collided with the back of an SUV. The impact caused him to veer into the center divider, and he was thrown into oncoming traffic. Read the rest »
“All the time. I do it all the time. Every chance I get,” said Terry, from Balboa Park.
“I’ve been doing it for years. I’ve never had a problem,” said Jim, from Clairemont.
“It’s fast. It feels good,” said R.J., from Mission Beach. Read the rest »
There’s a reason so many people are afraid of motorcycles. When a person is driving them, they’re at a much greater risk for injuries and accidents than any other motorist on the road. Even with helmets and protective clothing, motorcyclists aren’t enclosed in a solid steel frame, and there’s nothing between them and other vehicles, or their surroundings. For this reason, motorcycle injuries are much more common, and much more severe. Sadly, this can be especially true in hit and run accidents.
In early March 2016, a 24-year old man was riding home from a haircut appointment on Chula Vista Road. The young man was an Army veteran attending school at Southwestern College. Around 11 a.m. on a weekday morning, the man was involved in a severe motorcycle accident. As reported by local news outlets, the veteran was found with extensive broken bones and internal bleeding. When asked what occurred, he said he had been clipped by a motor vehicle. At the scene, the man’s bike was found roughly 25 feet from his location. Doctors believe he had been run over, given the severity of his injuries. But authorities remain unsure of what actually took place during the accident. An investigation is currently on-going. Read the rest »
Motorcycle accidents are not more common than car accidents, but they do more often result in serious injuries or fatalities. Motorcycles don’t have seat belts, airbags, or a metal frame of protection around riders. Therefore, motorcyclists are more vulnerable and tend to suffer serious injuries such as bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and fatal internal injuries in the event of a crash. Having an understanding of what causes most motorcycle accidents can help you avoid being involved in one. Read the rest »
If you’ve ever owned a motorcycle, you know one thing for sure – you feel cool. It’s the nature of the beast. Riding around on two wheels, wind in your hair. How could you not feel like the toughest guy or gal around? Unfortunately, feeling tough doesn’t mean you are. Motorcycle accidents can knock even the hardest biker down a peg. When it comes to motorcycles, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Read the rest »
A 37-year-old Navy Master Chief Petty Officer based in San Diego was killed in a motorcycle crash. According to a 10 News report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Interstate 5 near Eighth Street in National City. Officials say the motorcyclist lost control and fell onto the roadway. He was then run over by the rear tires of a tractor-trailer. The man died at the scene. It is unclear what caused him to lose control or why the truck driver was unable to avoid the collision. Read the rest »