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Biker Killed in San Francisco DUI Motorcycle Crash

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A motorcyclist was killed in a chain-reaction crash in San Francisco, which officials said involved multiple DUI drivers. According to a KRON news report, the deadly crash occurred early morning on June 7 on a freeway ramp connecting Highway 101 southbound to the I-80 eastbound. California Highway Patrol officials determined that the incident began when a Nissan sedan crashed and blocked one lane of traffic.

Fatal San Francisco DUI Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist then lost control of his bike while he tried to avoid colliding with the Nissan. The motorcyclist crashed into a wall, was ejected, fell 30 feet down to I-80’s westbound connector ramp, and landed on top of a moving car. The motorcyclist struck the wall and the rider was ejected over the wall. At that time, a Honda sedan was traveling on I-80 westbound to the US-101 southbound connector ramp.

The motorcyclist fell on top of the Honda and the driver of the Honda slowed to a stop as the motorcyclist came to rest lying on the roadway. The motorcyclist was then run over by at least one or more vehicles, CHP officials said. While the Honda was stopped and blocking traffic lanes, a Subaru Forester approached the rear of the Honda.

The driver of the Subaru was not able to slow down in time before ramming into the Honda. Both the drivers of the Nissan and Subaru were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information about this crash is urged to contact CHP’s San Francisco office at 415-557-1094.

Laws and Liability Issues

Based on this news report, two of the drivers involved in this horrific crash were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.”

In such cases, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love, care, and companionship. Families would also be well advised to reach out to an experienced DUI victims’ lawyer in San Francisco who will be able to fight for their rights and help them secure maximum compensation for their losses.

 

Source: https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/motorcyclist-death-leads-to-closure-of-us-101-south-in-sf/

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