This weekend a California motorcycle accident claimed the life of yet another female motorcyclist in California. Saturday morning, a 25-year-old woman, Nicina Acevedo, was killed when she lost control of her Harley-Davidson while cruising down Highway 4. The accident occurred just east of Bailey Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County around 1:15 am. This accident was made even more tragic by the fact that Ms. Acevedo was secondarily struck by a Toyota Camry as it was passing the scene of the initial incident.
When you ride in California, you can make your motorcycle rides a lot safer, by following these important guidelines.
1) Always ride with a friend: If at all possible, it is best to ride your bike with at least one partner. Having two, or more, bikes together increases the odds of you being seen by other motorists, and, in the case of an accident, may help to secure assistance in a timelier manner.
2) Always wear reflective gear at night: If driving late at night, be sure you have the necessary training and the appropriate reflective gear on both your person and your bike. Also, be sure that all of your bike’s lights and turning signals are working correctly.
3) Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs: Driving while under the influence of any substance that may impair your response times or handling abilities is a very bad idea and should be avoided at all cost. Keep numbers of loved ones and/or cabs handy so that there is always some alternative way for you to return home safely.
It is important to know where to turn in the case of a California motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one becomes a victim of a California motorcycle accident, our experienced California motorcycle accident attorneys can help you get compensation for your injuries or losses so you can move forward with your life. We have motorcycle attorneys available to help in any California city including San Diego, San Jose, Los Angeles, Ventura, Sacramento, etc. Call us at 1-800-BIKERS today.
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