Truck Kills Motorcyclist On Highway 238

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Jul-2009

Local San Francisco CBS news affiliate KPIX-TV channel 5 recently reported in a story that a motorcyclist was killed in a crash that involved a big-rig on highway 238 in Castro Valley, CA. The motorcyclist, identified as a 29-year-old male, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The man was on his way to take the oral board review portion of the California Highway Patrol entrance exam.

The man’s motorcycle collided with a big-rig just north of interstate 580. The motorcycle crash in San Francisco took the man’s life, but it is not known whether or not the driver of the large truck was injured. CHP officers did not have any further information regarding the specifics of the crash, and did not speculate on who was at fault.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a staggering total of 5,037 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2007. Though it had been steadily declining since the 1980s, the number of motorcycle deaths each year has unfortunately been steadily rising since 1998. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 12% of all motor vehicle deaths in 2007. Due to such a large difference in size and the fact the motorcyclists are more exposed than truck drivers, motorcycle crashes involving large trucks almost always end in fatality for the motorcyclist.

The skilled San Jose motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are experienced and skilled in seeking compensatory damages in motorcycle cases. Our diligent attorneys will hold those responsible for your accident accountable for their actions, and will get you the compensation you deserve to help cover the costs of medical bills, physical therapy fees, motorcycle repair, and, in some cases, funeral costs and loss of potential wages. Please call us today for a free consultation.

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