On Tuesday, in downtown Oakland , a motorcyclist was killed when an SUV while attempting to make a lane change, brushed the motorcycle he was riding, and caused him to hit a parked car, and then a cinder block wall.
The motorcycle accident happened about 6 a.m. in the 100 block of Seventh Street, between Jackson and Madison streets, near Chinatown. This apparently is another case of “I just didn’t see him”, or “he came out of nowhere”. Hopefully the family of the motorcycle rider will hire a good motorcycle attorney to help them with this wrongful death claim.
The name of the dead motorcycle rider, a 42-year-old Alameda resident, was not released pending notification of his relatives. The name of the SUV driver, who police said was a Coast Guard enlisted man, was also withheld. The Oakland PD said both vehicles had come out of the Posey Tube into Oakland from Alameda and were traveling eastbound on Seventh Street. the motorcyclist was in the far right lane, and the SUV was trying to change into that lane when he brushed the bike, making it hit a parked car and jump a curb where the rider was ejected into a cinder block wall, causing fatal injuries. This is another tragedy that should have easily been avoided.
Claude A. Wyle is a partner of Choulos Choulos, and Wyle, a San Francisco based law firm dedicated to representing clients who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of individuals, corporations, public entities, and businesses. Mr. Wyle also frequently sits as a Judge Pro Tem for the city and county of San Francisco.