• May 12, 2017

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident on Interstate 205 in Tracy, CA

Tracy, CA -- An unidentified 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the area of Tracy, CA.

According to the report, the victim's Harley-Davidson was traveling along Interstate 205 around 6:55 a.m. when it collided with the semi-truck. The media claim the bike rolled over, ending up beneath the trailer.

The unidentified motorcyclist was killed at the scene of the incident.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Commentary

Many in the general public view motorcycle enthusiasts as being reckless, and inviting danger. Whenever there's an accident involving a motorcycle, the first though that jumps into many people's heads is of a motorcycle loudly tearing down the highway, weaving in and out of traffic, placing its operator and all those around them in peril. Of course, there are those motorcyclists who behave recklessly, but this small percentage of riders shouldn't give cause to painting all those in the motorcycle community with the same broad brush.

To add to this common misconception, the media reports following motorcycle accidents serve mostly to reinforce this negative stereotype.

Not to say the motorcyclist in this crash bore none of the responsibility in this crash. The point being, we have no idea who was at fault without the information provided by a more thorough investigation.

To rely solely on police reports, and the filtered information thrown out by the media, we do a disservice to victims and their families in these types of accidents.

--Grossman Law Offices

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