Media sources report, an American Canyon motorcyclist died Tuesday morning from injuries suffered in a broadside collision in the Sonoma County community of El Verano.
According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 5:55 a.m. the 31-year-old man was riding a 2006 Honda Shadow motorcycle northbound on Arnold Drive and crossed into the intersection at Walnut Avenue. At the same time, a 1994 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle entered the intersection from Walnut in an attempt to turn on to Arnold and broadsided the motorcycle, shoving the bike to the west shoulder.
The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and came to rest partially in a gully. He was airlifted to a Santa Rosa hospital where he died of his injuries. The SUV driver, a 66-year-old Sonoma man, was uninjured.
The investigation into the collision is remains open. The CHP says that no arrests have been made but that charges might be brought once the investigation is concluded.
As a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer, I have witnessed first-hand the grief and shock experienced by those left behind after an unexpected death. My heartfelt condolences go out to the motorcyclist’s family, friends and loved ones.
My experience as both a motorcycle and car accident lawyer have taught me the importance of having a strong support network when facing challenging times. I hope everyone affected by this event is receiving the help and support they need.