Man Killed in Highway 59 Motorcycle Accident
On October 21, a man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 59 south of Merced, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Authorities said that the motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was traveling southbound on Highway 59 when his Harley Davidson was struck by a Toyota Tacoma heading east on West Dickerson Ferry Road.
The motorcyclist did not have a stop sign whereas the driver of the Toyota, a 50-year-old Merced woman, did. She proceeded through the intersection into the motorcyclist’s right-of-way, causing him to be ejected from his bike, which proceeded to skid into a power pole. First responders attempted to resuscitate the victim, but he died at the scene.
“All too often, negligent drivers fail to look for motorcyclists before crossing intersections and cause tragic crashes like this one,” said a representative of Wilshire Law Firm. “Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable because they don’t receive the same protections motorists do – therefore, motorists must do their part in preventing motorcycle accidents.”
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