The early morning hours are notoriously dangerous times for driving in California and just about anywhere else in the country. During these times, drivers are more likely to struggle with tiredness, and it is during these times when intoxicated drivers are more likely to be on the road. No one knows exactly what caused a three-vehicle accident in San Francisco recently, but the crash claimed the life of a motorcyclist.
Just before 3:30 a.m. the morning of Tuesday, June 7, a crash occurred on the westbound side of Interstate 80 and Highway 101. Details concerning the crash are scant, but the report states that a motorcyclist fell from Highway 101 onto a ramp leading from I-80 westbound to 101 southbound, where he landed on a moving car. Although three cars were listed as being involved in the crash, the report did not specify whether those cars had collided before the motorcyclist hit one of them.
Regardless, the impact is said to have caused fatal injuries to the motorcyclist. No word was given as to any other injuries suffered by the other vehicle occupants in the crash. The accident caused a considerable backup in the area, affecting traffic across the Bay Bridge. The accident is still under investigation.
Since the report does not offer any detail concerning the cause of the crash, it may be challenging to determine culpability until authorities complete their investigation. Should the evidence suggest that one of the other vehicle drivers was negligent or reckless, the surviving family of the deceased motorcyclist may pursue a wrongful death claim against that driver along with anyone else who has ownership interest in the vehicle. Since so many questions remain regarding this accident, affected parties will want to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in California to get a complete understanding of their options for pursuing recovery of documented monetary damages.