Rider Dies in Fremont Motorcycle Accident on Interstate Highway 680 near Mission Boulevard
Fremont, California (May 7, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a traffic accident on a highway in Fremont, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The deadly crash took place at about 7:00 a.m. on southbound Interstate Highway 680, just north of Mission Boulevard, the CHP report states.
According to the CHP, a 20-year-old Fremont man was riding a white 2008 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle in the southbound lane of the interstate at an unsafe speed when it rear-ended a 2006 Chevrolet Impala that was slowing down near Mission Boulevard.
The rider was ejected from the bike upon the impact.
The man suffered major injuries and was transported to a hospital in San Jose, where he later succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The Impala driver, a 33-year-old Oakland resident, was not injured in the crash.
The two right lanes of southbound Highway 680 were closed for nearly one hour following the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.