A San Diego motorcyclist slid underneath a tractor-trailer on May 15, according to UTSanDiego.com. The motorcyclist’s identity was not released, but San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros described him as a 30-year-old male.
The motorcycle accident occurred at 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Paseo de las Americas and Airway Road. The motorcyclist suffered leg and arm injuries and is expected to recover. According to police reports, the motorcyclist was traveling recklessly at high speeds prior to the accident and was unable to stop for the truck. The motorcyclist was cited. The truck driver was uninjured.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were 380,000 truck accidents in the United States in 2008 alone. 71 percent of those killed in these accidents were occupants of other vehicles. Trucks have bigger blind spots and longer stopping distances—always exercise caution when driving around semi trucks.
Approximately 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. Operator error is the cause of 2/3 of all motorcycle accidents. So even experienced riders must always be prepared, wear a helmet and follow all traffic laws.
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