A collision ended in tragedy early this morning for a motorcyclist on U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo. The motorcyclist was involved in the second of two crashes which occurred just minutes from each other. During the first collision, a Toyota Corolla driver fell asleep at the wheel this morning and veered to the left, causing the vehicle to collide with the center divider.
Just after this crash, another crash happened involving the motorcyclist, a Honda CR-V and potentially a big-rig. Due to the crash, the motorcyclist was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The Toyota driver was brought to the hospital, and no one else was injured according to news reports.
Investigators are unsure exactly how the second crash occurred, but they guessed that the motorcyclist crashed due to attempting to avoid the first accident. The big rig driver also did not stop at the scene of the collision, and authorities do not know if the big-rig driver shows they’re involved or not. All three lanes of traffic were closed due to the crash.
As a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney, my thoughts are with everyone in the collision and I hope those who were hurt have a speedy and full recovery. If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto wreck caused by reckless driving, discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer.