A 28-year-old man from San Francisco was fatally injured on August 6 in
Woodside when he struck a vehicle entering Woodside Road while riding
his motorcycle. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is currently
investigating the incident, according to the
Redwood City Patch.
The accident occurred when the man was riding west on Woodside Road on
his Suzuki motorcycle and then collided with a Lexus sedan driven by a
72-year-old man that was pulling out of Menlo Country Club. The motorcyclist
suffered blunt force trauma in the course of the accident and was taken
to Stanford Hospital where he died from his injuries.
According to investigators, the motorcyclist was traveling the speed limit
and was wearing a helmet. Additionally, the Lexus driver was cooperative
with police and stayed at the scene of the
San Mateo motorcycle accident. An investigation is ongoing and it has not been determined if alcohol
or drugs played a role in the accident.
Motorcycle-car collisions frequently result in fatal injuries for motorcyclists
due to the sudden and serious impact of the crash. While helmets help
to reduce the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury in the crash,
the number one cause of death for motorcyclists in a fatal crash, there
are many other fatal injuries which may occur. Being thrown from the bike,
as well as coming into direct physical contact with a speeding vehicle,
can inflict serious injuries upon the body of a motorcyclist.
At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our
San Mateo fatal motorcycle accident lawyers understand the serious nature of these crashes and the devastating impact
on a victim’s family. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping families
find fair compensation from at-fault parties and insurance companies through
dedicated legal representation and a pursuit of the truth. For more information
on how we may be able to assist you in your case, call us today at (800) 900-0863