Modified: December 8, 2022

Man Dies in East Bay Motorcycle Crash – Cause of Guardrail Collisions

On November 26, 2022, Jessica Flores at the San Francisco Chronicle reported that a motorcyclist died Saturday night after getting ejected from their motorcycle near Lake Merritt, CA CHP, authorities said. Authorities advised drivers to stay away the crash scene and debris field was so bad and expansive. Let’s explore the details of the collision incident with Ehline Law and our motorcycle personal injury attorneys.

Rider Traveling Southbound on Crockett Boulevard Hits Guardrail and Dies in Crash

According to the California Highway Patrol officers and Jessica Flores, the motorcyclist who died was riding southbound on Crockett Boulevard near Lake Merritt before colliding with a guardrail near north of Cummings Skyway, the quaint NorCal town.

More According to the California Highway Patrol

Authorities said accident’s impact ejected the rider from their Ducati motorcycle and onto the ground, resulting in fatal injuries. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene when the authorities arrived at the traffic lanes on the interstate collision scene.

Another similar incident occurred to the one mentioned above earlier on in November. On November 9, 2022, a crash occurred in Oakland on the I-580 where a motorcyclist lost control of their motorcycle before crashing into a metal guardrail.

The authorities said that the crash caused the rider traveling in the westbound lanes of the I-580 to end up in the eastbound lanes. According to the CHP, the rider was dead at the scene when authorities arrived.

The Alameda County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Hamza Salih. Investigation into the accident continued, with the California Highway Patrol requesting witnesses to contact their Oakland office. 

East Bay Times reported the incident and requested readers to contact George Kelly, their staff writer, if they have any further information about the crash.

What Could’ve Caused the Guardrail Accident in Oakland and East Bay of San Francisco?

The Ducati motorcycle crash near Cummings skyway or the I-580 crash could’ve occurred due to negligence on behalf of the following parties:

  • Motorcycle rider: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study that revealed that 36% of all motorcyclists in fatal motorcycle accidents were under the influence of alcohol. There is a possibility of drunk or distracted driving by the two riders.
  • Government agency: In some cases, a government entity could be responsible for a motorcycle crash. Motorcycles are lightweight vehicles and could easily lose traction after hitting bumps or cracks in the road, leading to an accident. In other cases, inadequate lighting on the freeway or the highway can cause low visibility increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Motorcycle manufacturer: A motorcycle manufacturer has the duty to sell safe motorcycles to consumers. This includes conducting proper inspections before selling their vehicles. In some cases, a defective component in the motorbike can lead to a severe accident.

It is crucial to conduct a proper investigation to determine the liable parties and hold them accountable for their negligence. If you suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation, as you may be eligible for compensation. We are available with unlimited access to enjoy free legal advice 24/7 to eagerly discuss your case and resolve your questions swiftly and intelligently when you are hit by another vehicle while riding a chopper interstate, or intrastate.

Top Notch American Injury Lawyer, Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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