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Claude Wyle

Motorcyclist Collides With Car, Suffers Fatal Injuries

Thursday, 37-year-old Teterio Carpenter suffered fatal injuries after colliding into the side of a vehicle that was making a left-turn. The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m., at 1100 block of Gilman Avenue, in San Francisco, California. For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.

Claude Wyle

Is Criminal Prosecution Enough Accountability for Killing a Motorcyclist?

A reckless driver involved in a fatal motorcycle-car crash earlier this week, in which an off-duty Flint police officer was killed, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving on a suspended license. According to witnesses, 25 year old Ramon Pineda was driving a Camaro about 8 p.m. Sunday on Sashabaw when he rear-ended a motorcycle driven…

Claude Wyle

Crossing the Double Yellow Line-Mistake or Bad Choice?

For outraged commentary by friends and foes of bad biker Joe Silver who caused Harley rider Sam terrible fractures and other personal injuries, and caused the wrongful death of Ronda Anaya, check the link above. Our motorcycle accident attorneys represent the injured Harley rider Sam, and I can tell you that Sam is in agony both physically and emotionally every day. Whether he ever recovers…

Claude Wyle

Deadly Oakland SUV v. Motorcycle Accident

On Tuesday morning in downtown Oakland near Chinatown, a motorcyclist was killed when an SUV while making a lane change, brushed the motorcycle he was riding, knocking him into a parked car, and then into a retaining wall.The motorcycle accident happened about 6 a.m. in the 100 block of Seventh Street, between Jackson and Madison streets. This apparently is another case of "I just didn’t see…

Claude Wyle

Motorcycle Race Turns Deadly in Oakland

Fortunately, the senseless acts of four motorcyclists did not affect any innocent bystanders. Last night, four motorcyclists entered a “street race” that turned deadly when all four riders crashed into a concrete wall on Middle Harbor Road in Oakland, California. Two of the racers did not survive the fatal motorcycle crash; the other two were rushed to Highland Hospital to treat their serious…

Claude Wyle

Motorcycle v.Motorcycle Crash Kills Fremont Woman

Ronda Anaya rode as a passenger on a Harley motorcycle headed down Altamont Pass Road in Alameda County, California. Ronda and her friend Sam enjoyed an afternoon ride last Sunday, until they met tragedy and were thrown from their bikes during a head-on collision with another motorcycle ridden by Joe Silver. This catastrophic motorcycle accident was caused by the careless and senseless act of…

Claude Wyle

$400,000 for Oakland Motorcycle Accident Survivor

Our motorcycle accident attorneys fought for, and won a $400,000 settlement, for an Alameda man who suffered serious personal injuries, including multiple fractures and the crushing and eventual amputation of his left foot, in a motorcycle accident in Oakland, California. The offending driver, an Oakland woman, turned left directly into our client and struck the motorcyclist, as he was…

Claude Wyle

Recent Motorcycle Accident Settlement for $280,000

Our motorcycle accident lawyers won another great settlement in a motorcycle accident case. Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys settled this personal injury case, before litigation, for $280,000. This dangerous product case is all the more interesting, since our client, an El Sobrante motorcyclist, had just recently purchased this high-end motorcycle in San Rafael. As he was riding the…

Claude Wyle

Truck v Motorcycle Crash With Serious Injuries on I-680

Last Tuesday night a motorcyclist suffered serious personal injuries in a motorcycle accident with a truck on northbound Interstate 680 near Pacheco, just south of Highway 4. According to the Contra Costa Fire District, the motorcycle accident delayed traffic while firefighters treated the motorcyclist. The injured biker was taken to John Muir Medical Center.

Claude Wyle

Does Lane Sharing Increase Motorcycle Accidents?

California is one of two states that actually allows lane sharing for motorcyclists. Called filtering or lane splitting, essentially lane sharing enables motorcyclists to pass between cars on multi-lane roads. While most auto drivers believe that motorcyclists are crazy and that this practice leads to increased motorcycle crashes, actual government sponsored studies have shown that lane sharing…