Fatal Accident on 580 Freeway Leaves 1 Dead
Investigators are working to determine fault regarding a motorcycle accident that occurred Wednesday morning.
The deadly accident took place in Castro Valley at 7:12 a.m. on the 580 Freeway.
A motorcycle and small SUV crashed within the eastbound lanes near Grove Way for unknown reasons.
The rider was killed upon impact. Their name is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.