Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

A motorcyclist died after he collided into a three in Trabuco Canyon.

The motorcyclist was riding on Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon Road. He struck a tree around 1:40 a.m., and he was found dead at the scene.

The victim leaves behind a wife and three children. Police do not believe alcohol or any substances were involved.

This road is a popular spot for motorcyclists to ride. Locals describe the road as dangerous and winding. There have been many accidents and deaths on this road.

Motorcycling is a fun activity, but it can be quite difficult and dangerous. A skilled and experienced motorcyclist will still have difficult maneuvering hazardous roads.  Slick surfaces, debris, and weather are common contributors to hazardous riding conditions. Here are some tips on how to safely ride in hazardous conditions.

Hazardous Weather

Windy and rainy weather is very dangerous to ride in. Winds can throw you off balance. While riding in rainy weather, you should pay attention to other vehicles, trees, and your surroundings. You should be able to determine the strength of the winds from your surroundings. If it is windy, make sure to keep your distance from other cars. Be careful of any debris flying around. Debris may also blow onto the road and obstruct the road.

Rain can make the road slippery. Slippery surfaces make braking more difficult. It is best to drive slowly on a slippery road. Rainy weather also affects riders’ visibility. U should also avoid riding on the sides of the road. Puddles on the side of the road tend to be deeper than they seem. Before riding, look up the weather forecast. If there is heavy rain or wind, it is best to avoid riding.

Debris or Hazards on the Road

Debris like branches and trash tend to accumulate on roads. To a motorcyclist, debris is quite dangerous. It is best to avoid riding over any debris. If you have to ride over the debris, proceed with extreme caution. Hold onto the hand grips and make sure the motorcycle continues to go straight. After you ride over debris, make sure to inspect your tires. The debris may have caused damage to your tires.

Motorcycle accidents are quite severe. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, there are legal resources available. An expert Trabuco Canyon motorcycle accident lawyer can assist you. Please do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi for a free consultation.