What Are The Most Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents Across California?

by Brett C. Drouet on Jun. 10, 2022

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Personal Injury Accident & Injury  Wrongful Death 

Summary: One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in California, in my experience, is vehicles making left-hand turns in front of motorcycles. When vehicles make left-hand turns, they often don’t see the motorcyclist, either because they’re not paying attention or because they misjudge the speed.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents Across California?

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in California, in my experience, is vehicles making left-hand turns in front of motorcycles. When vehicles make left-hand turns, they often don’t see the motorcyclist, either because they’re not paying attention or because they misjudge the speed.

Other common cause of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Head-on collisions, where vehicles come across the dividing line of the roadway.
  • Drunk driving, either by the person driving the vehicle, the person driving the motorcycle, or both
  • Motorcycles splitting lanes and vehicles making quick lane changes trying to save time in traffic
  • Road hazards.
  • Inattention
  • People texting and looking at their phones

Many different things can cause a motorcyclist to go down.

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