April 22nd, 2013| April 22, 2013 A San Francisco Motorcycle Accident that occurred earlier this month was responsible for leaving one person injured. Reports indicate the crash occurred at around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, near the corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 16 Street in the Mission District of the city. According to an article published by The San Francisco Appeal, the motorcyclist was passing through the intersection when the machine came into contact with another vehicle. The impact of the collision left the motorcycle stuck beneath the other vehicle that was involved, while the rider was thrown to the asphalt and sustained a serious head injury despite wearing a helmet. A fire department spokesperson stated the victim was rushed to a local trauma center for treatment to life-threatening injuries. Investigators say they are continuing to look into what contributing factors may have played a role in the crash. A study called The Hurt Report found that motor vehicles were responsible for causing a large portion of the accidents motorcycles are involved in. these findings have left many bikers wondering what they can do to prevent collisions from occurring.
The California Injury Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers believe the key to motorcyclist safety is being visible to other motorists. This can be achieved through the use of lighting on a motorcycle or by wearing reflective and light-colored clothing. As weather begins to warm, the firm also urges motorists to be more aware of the greater potential for motorcycles in their surroundings.