Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 7:09 pm    

Sacramento Motorcycle-Truck Wreck Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

All Sacramento motor vehicle accidents are inherently dangerous. However, the risks involved in a serious wreck increase exponentially when a motorcycle—which leaves its driver and passengers vulnerable to hazards—and heavy trucks collide. One such accident on I-80 in West Sacramento lead to the death of a lane-splitting motorcyclist, and resulted in serious injuries to his female passenger.

73-year-old Robert McDonald was driving his Harley Davidson Electra Glide on I-80 in west Sacramento around 1:20 p.m. on Sunday when the crash occurred. McDonald was navigating his motorcycle between a 24-foot flatbed truck and a tractor-trailer truck when the bike started to wobble. Both McDonald and his passenger, a 52-year-old female, were thrown from the Harley. McDonald was then run over by the rear tandem tires of the flatbed truck, and the passenger was hit by the tractor-trailer truck.

Although both received medical attention at the scene of the accident, McDonald was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The passenger was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers That Care

In the scary moments after a Sacramento or Folsom CA accident—car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian—you may not know where to turn in order to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Although you may be able to recover financial compensation for damage to your vehicle, medical bills, and lost wages for missed time at work, it is very important that you hire an experienced attorney to guide you through the process of filing and pursing a claim against the insurance companies.

For more information about motorcycle or truck accident lawsuits, contact the experienced and aggressive Sacramento CA personal injury attorneys at the Tiemann Law Firm today. We care about each one of our clients, and work closely with them after they are injured to reach the best possible outcome in their case. Call us today at 916-999-9000 to schedule your free consultation—we have offices in Sacramento and Folsom.

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