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Motorcycle Accident near Lake Tahoe Claims Life of Rider

By Kelly Balamuth on September 28, 2012

A Lake Tahoe motorcyclist tragically lost his life following a collision with a pickup truck on September 22. According to a report from The Sacramento Bee, the 56-year-old motorcyclist struck a pickup truck driven by a Citrus Heights man on Highway 267 south of Mt. Watson Road around 8:41 a.m. Authorities report that the motorcyclist was travelling northbound behind the truck when traffic began to slow down, and as the rider began to pass over solid double yellow lines riding northbound in the southbound lanes, the truck driver turned left into a Tahoe Rim Trail parking area.

The motorcycle then collided with the driver side door of the pickup truck, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected. The rider, a resident of Crystal Bay, NV, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by personnel with the Northstar Fire Protection District at 9:29 a.m. The 56-year-old was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and the extent of his injuries and what led to his death are presently unknown. The driver of the pickup truck had minor injuries from the collision, including cuts and scratches.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal traffic accident.

A motorcycle collision can frequently result in serious and life-threatening injuries for the motorcyclist, largely because the small vehicle offers no protection in the event of an accident. The Northern California personal injury lawyers of Balamuth Law understand the devastating effects of a motorcycle accident and are committed to helping riders hold at-fault parties responsible for the harm caused. To see how we can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover and get back on the road, call (888) 254-1234.

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