A motorcycle rider was killed after crashing his bike while attempting to elude police officers in the Chollas Creek area early Wednesday morning in San Diego.
According to local police, the ordeal begin shortly after midnight where patrol officers spotted a speeding motorcycle, a Kawasaki sport bike, near the 4300 block of Home Avenue and gave chase. Instead of yielding to police, the motorcyclist sped off, starting the chase.
At the intersection of Altadena and Euclid avenues, the motorcyclist made an attempt to pass another vehicle but instead lost control and skidded off the road. Initial accident reports suggested that the rider was attempting to make an illegal U-turn.
Paramedics were called to the scene to attempt to revive the downed man, but were ultimately unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is still being withheld, as the county coroner’s office is still working to notify his next of kin.
Friends of the motorcycle rider began arriving at the scene later in the morning, and told investigators that the man was a 24 year old contractor who had recently moved to San Diego from Pittsburgh. He was allegedly a member of the Black Hawks Bike Club.
Attempting to flee from the police is dangerous. Not only is the likelihood of you eluding officers essentially zero, but you are also creating a dangerous situation where accidents like this can occur. It is fortunate that no other motorists were hurt as a result of this situation. If you are being hailed by the police for any reason, making a break for it will only increase the trouble for you in the future.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with someone attempting to evade police like this, recovering from the damages you’ve sustained can be a challenge. Car repairs, medical bills, and even wages lost from time spent away from work can all combine to create a financial situation that is almost impossible to escape on your own.
Fortunately, there are legal options available to you to help you recover compensation from those at fault in your accident. With the help of an experienced San Diego motorcycle accident lawyer, you can receive the kind of justice you deserve to get you back on the road to recovery.
At AA Accident Attorneys, we can help you through this troubling time, and guide you through the complicated legal process. As always, we will not charge you anything for our legal services until your case has been won. Call us today for a free evaluation and to learn how our accident lawyers can help!