A San Francisco man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that shut down the Bay Bridge for several hours.
According to police reports, 33-year-old Aaron Peter of Oakland was riding westbound along the right lanes of the upper deck near the bridge's S-curve when he collided with a gray Toyota Avalon. Upon impact, Mr. Peter was thrown from his bike and into the wall and fencing along the bridge's north side. Emergency personnel were called to the accident but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Toyota's driver and a passenger were not injured.
The crash occurred around 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning and the two right westbound lanes of the bridge remained closed for approximately two hours afterward. Police have not yet determined the cause of the fatal motorcycle accident, although it is believed that Mr. Peter was driving well above the posted speed limit at the time the collision occurred.
Had the accident been caused by negligence on the part of the Toyota's driver, he or she would likely face criminal charges in causing the motorcyclist's death. In addition to criminal penalties, California law permits negligent drivers to face civil penalties in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. If a driver causes a fatal accident through reckless or careless behavior, he or she may be subject to a wrongful death claim.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, it's important that you understand how to protect your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, your first priority should be discussing your case with an experienced personal injury attorney. The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen LLP is available to assist motorcycle accident victims in the San Francisco area and throughout California in getting the compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Call our Injury Hotline today at 1-800-718-4658 to speak with a member of our motorcycle accident injury team. Your initial case evaluation is free and there is never a fee unless we recover a money judgment on your behalf. Don't let the emotional and physical trauma of a motorcycle accident ruin your life. Contact Nadrich & Cohen today to get the experienced legal representation you need to prove your California motorcycle accident injury claim.
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