Darren Travis San Francisco: 47-Year-Old Motorcyclist From Oakland Identified As Darren Travis Died In Car Accident In Polk Gulch By The Intersection of Pine Street and Polk Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (May 13, 2019) – A 47-year-old man identified as Darren Travis has tragically died in a motorcycle accident by the intersection of Pine Street and Polk Street.
San Francisco police are saying that the accident took place in the Polk Gulch Neighborhood and involved a BMW X3. Darren Travis was taken to the hospital but later died due to his injuries.
There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
In any given year, motorcyclists driver only around 1% of all miles but they make up over 15% of all fatalities. There may be numerous sources of liability for a motorcycle accident. Many drivers simply aren’t paying attention and hit motorcyclists when they are making turns. But driver negligence may not be the only factor for a motorcycle accident.
A city may be liable for an accident proximately caused by a dangerous condition on public property. According to California Government Code 830.8, “A public entity may be liable for accidents approximately caused by its failure to provide a signal, sign, marking or device to warn of a dangerous condition which endangers the safe movement of traffic and which would not be reasonably apparent to, and would not have been anticipated by, a person exercising due care.”
The family of a victim that died in an accident may be able to seek justice through a civil claim. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. It doesn’t cost anything to have an attorney investigate your case and help you get the answers that you are looking for.
Investigating A Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Darren Travis. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those involved. City officials should be considering what measures can be put in place to help make this intersection safer. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation.