UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed after falling onto Highway 101 from connector ramp

Posted: June 8, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 7, 2022) – A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday after crashing on Highway 101, falling from the connecting ramp and hitting another car traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 below.

The East Bay Times reports that the accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. and forced the closures of lanes on both ramps well past 8 a.m.

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating whether the man, identified only to be in his 30s, struck another vehicle before being thrown from his motorcycle onto another car below.

The vehicle that struck the man as he fell came to an abrupt stop and was rear-ended by another car, causing several lanes to be blocked.

The driver of the car that rear-ended the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of DUI, while the driver of the car that was rear-ended complained of pain.

The identities of the drivers are currently unknown, as is the identity of the motorcyclist slain in the accident.

We will update this story with more details as they become available.

UPDATE JUNE 8, 2022: A second driver was also arrested on suspicion of DUI in this accident as reported by ABC 7 News. The motorcyclist was either struck or tried to swerve to avoid another drunk driver, causing him to be thrown off his motorcycle and onto the freeway down below. So far, two have been arrested as a result of this tragic accident.

Liability In San Francisco Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists have a naturally small profile and are more likely to be overlooked by other drivers. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. According to California Vehicle Code 22107, “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a motorcycle accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver distraction
  • Inclement weather

The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.

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