Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Motorcyclist Killed in Head-On Collision

Motorcyclists are more prone to severe or fatal injuries in the event of an accident because though they are wearing protective gears, their body remains exposed to dangerous forces.

In fact, another motorcyclist was killed after being involved in a head on collision in San Diego.

The man who was identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Virgil Frank Garrett, 49, from El Cajon, was heading east along Alpine Boulevard near Willows Road when the incident occurred.

According to authorities, he veered into oncoming traffic after losing control of the motorcycle on a curve for unknown reasons.

A 23-year-old Honda Accord driver traveling west noticed Garret and veered to the right to try avoiding a collision but was unsuccessful.

Garret died after he was thrown from the motorcycle, even before he could be brought to a hospital.

Motorcyclists should practice defensive driving because they are the ones who are most likely to get hurt when an accident happens. On the other hand, other drivers should also be cautious of other road users to avoid hitting anyone or triggering a collision.