A 27-year-old man was decapitated in a freak accident in San Bernardino Tuesday morning.
The victim was riding his motorcycle southbound on Macy Street around 9:10 a.m. when he drove into a wire stretched across the road from a snapped utility pole.
According to the police, another crash preceded minutes before where a Ford Taurus slammed into a wooden telephone pole. The pole broke in half and the loose wires spanned across the street.
The motorcyclist drove into that wire and was decapitated.
The cause of the original collision is unknown. However, the driver did not appear intoxicated. No immediate charges were made against the Ford driver.
Every year, approximately 1,000 people die from motor vehicle accident caused by utility poles. In comparison to a regular passenger vehicle, motorcyclists lack the safety features that can prevent serious injuries. Without the proper safety protection, motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to fatal injuries.
At Bergener Mirejovsky, our dedicated accident attorneys understand how frustrating it is to cope with the aftermath of motorcycle collisions. A fatal freak accident can be extremely difficult to the family. While no compensation can replace your loved one after a wrongful death accident, our injury lawyers are here to make sure you don’t have to endure financial distress. Give us a call at 1-800-881-2021 to discuss the specifics of your case any hour of the day.