Bicycles are a wonderful way to both get where you need to go and for exercise. Whether you travel by bike for recreational or transportation purposes, you know how enjoyable it is to participate in this type of activity. However, California cyclists face certain risks, and many of them involve other drivers. Often, accidents involving bicycles are the result of the reckless or negligent actions of other people.
Car accidents can range in severity, and in some cases, the results of a collision between two vehicles can be quite serious. For some California motor vehicle accident victims, the injuries may not only be debilitating and painful, they can change a victim's life forever. Traumatic amputation is one of these very serious injuries, and is one that will certainly affect a person for the rest of his or her life.
As a motorcyclist, you may find the freedom of the road exhilarating. You may enjoy feeling the open air and having the ability to join others who share your passion on fun outings to various destinations. You may even build certain parts of your life around the identity you have from being a motorcyclist.
When purchasing a vehicle, you likely explored your options in hopes of finding the best fit for you. You may have based your desires on look or performance or any number of other factors that can come into play when looking for a new vehicle. Of course, safety undoubtedly came in as a priority due to your wanting to remain as safe as possible on the roadways.
It's a fast-paced world, and there may be no place where that is more evident than a California freeway. Vehicles traveling at high rates of speed at all hours of the day or night place you at risk of an accident, especially when many of those drivers may be impaired, distracted or driving poorly maintained vehicles.
Late on Saturday, April 29, 2017, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car near San Francisco State University, CBS Local News in San Francisco reported. Then on the following Monday, May 1, a pedestrian was killed in another car crash. This time the accident was in the early morning at the Octavia entrance ramp to south-bound Highway 101. These two fatalities increase the number of pedestrian deaths this year to five for the city, according to the CBS article.