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San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Takes Life of San Bruno Man

By Kelly Balamuth on April 24, 2012

A motorcycle accident in San Francisco recently cost a San Bruno motorcyclist his life, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

The motorcyclist was riding his Suzuki motorcycle along Highway 101 near the ramps to South Van Ness Avenue, according to investigators. As he approached the interchange with Interstate 80, he seemed to lose control of his motorcycle. The bike veered to the right and crashed into the catwalk. Rescue workers were unable to save the life of the motorcyclist, who was thrown from his bike during the crash.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the motorcycle to veer into the catwalk and have not yet ruled out many common causes of loss of control, such as defective parts or botched repairs. The conditions of the roadway or bad placement of the catwalk may also have contributed to the fatal motorcycle crash.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), about 680 motorcyclists lose their lives on California roads each year, a significant increase over the last decade. The CHP urges motorists to watch carefully for motorcyclists, and urges both new and experienced bikers to take safety training classes and other courses that will help them build their skills and prevent a crash from turning deadly.

At Balamuth Law, our experienced northern California wrongful death attorneys have helped many injured people and their families seek the compensation they need after a motorcycle accident causes serious injury or even death. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle crash, call us today at (888) 254-1234 for a free and confidential consultation.

Attorney Kelly Balamuth was profiled in the
September 2013 Issue of Plaintiff Magazine.

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