I debated sharing this because I imagine there are some motorcyclist who'd rather not hear about crashes. We all know there are risks to what we do. On the other hand, I always read with interest reports of motorcycle accidents. I'm always hopeful that the motorcyclists was not seriously hurt and my interest lies with trying to learn something from the report. What went wrong? Was it avoidable? How do you all feel about these kinds of posts? I read this one today:
7:56 a.m. October 18, 2006
SAN DIEGO – A motorcyclist was killed when he slammed into a tree, fell into traffic and was struck by a vehicle on a Mission Valley roadway, police said Wednesday.
ALBERT JOHNSON for SignOnSanDiego
Accident investigators survey the scene on Friars Road just west of Highway 163 where a motorcyclist died Tuesday night.
The victim was eastbound on Friars Road near state Route 163 about 10:10 Tuesday night when he lost control of the motorcycle after he allegedly sped between two vehicles, San Diego police said.
The motorcycle struck a curb, sending the victim and his motorcycle into a tree, San Diego police Sgt. Diane Wendell said.
The victim bounced off the tree and landed on Friars, where he was struck by one of the vehicles he had passed, she said, adding that he died at the scene.
The victim's name was withheld pending family notification.