Sacramento, CA (July 27, 2020) – One man was killed during a motorcycle accident on the afternoon of Friday, July 24th at the intersection of Highway 12 at Brannan Island Road.

The accident took place at around 1:55 p.m. when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the motorcyclist and another driver collided with one other.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol and emergency medical personnel both reported to the scene of the collision. Upon arrival, they discovered that the rider was sprawled out in between the lanes of traffic and several other vehicles had stopped. 

First responders made every effort to render life-saving medical care, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

The victim has since been identified by the coroner for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as 62-year-old Mark Edwards, a resident of Isleton,.

It is unclear at this time whether the other person involved in the accident was one of the drivers stopped along the roadside or if those were just concerned passers-by who were trying to help the injured rider. 

In order to determine cause and liability in the accident, it is currently under investigation by the appropriate division of the California Highway Patrol.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mark Williams, at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Sacramento

Sacramento, CA - Mark Williams Killed in Motorcycle Crash on SR-12

Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous and riding one involves a great deal of risk. The motorcyclist has absolutely no buffer between his or herself and the asphalt or the other cars. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently conducted an analysis of data pertaining strictly to motorcycle crashes revealed that 51% of all motorcycle-involved accidents that caused the death of at least one person involved a serious impact with another vehicle. 

47% of these deadly accidents resulted in a front-facing or “head-on” collision. 42% of them were initiated by the larger vehicle trying to execute a lefthand turn and crashing into the rider. 

With a steadily increasing understanding of the fundamental workings of our state’s legal techniques, our proficient motorcycle accident attorneys are able to distinguish the precise actions that you need to take in order to establish a successful California personal injury case. We take pride in our hard-earned and distinguished reputations and the valuable judicial experience we have gained over the years.

If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the California motorcycle accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law can help you. We have the confidence and the ingenuity that it takes to obtain the maximum financial award for the losses and damages arising from your motorcycle accident. 

If you are a motorcycle rider who has sustained an injury due to the negligent behavior of another driver, then we vehemently suggest that you meet with one of our dependable personal injury attorneys by giving our offices a call at (800) 469-6476 and scheduling an appointment for a free evaluation of your California motorcycle accident claim so we can begin outlining the path of legal maneuvering that will give your case its most well-grounded chance at a prosperous result.

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