A 49-year-old motorcyclist was killed after running a red light and collided with an SUV Monday in El Cerrito.
The incident occurred when the motorcyclist traveling southbound on 54th Street ran a red light. A Ford SUV was traveling in the opposite direction on 54th just north of El Cajon Boulevard and was unable to stop in time.
The motorcyclist and the bike were thrown in opposite directions and the rider was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness claimed that motorcyclist was riding fast and the SUV couldn’t avoid him.
However, police officials claim speed, drugs, or alcohol were not a factor in the incident.
The driver of the SUV remained on the scene, but was very shaken up by the accident.
The intersection and surrounding streets were shut down for several hours as officials investigated the accident.
As a driver of a motor vehicle it is extremely important to abide by the traffic laws. Traffic lights are placed to help regulate traffic and prevent collisions. Running a red light can have serious consequences such as this particular motorcycle accident.
If you were injured in an accident where the other driver ran a red light, you have the option to pursue a claim and receive compensation. Contact Bergener Mirejovsky to learn about your options at 1-800-881-2021.