Motorcycle Deputy Injured in 11th Street Crash
Tracy, CA (July 31, 2021) – On Friday, a Tracy Police Department officer was injured in 11th Street motorcycle crash.
The accident took place at in the morning at the Lincoln Boulevard intersection.
The officer was on a motorcycle, northbound on Lincoln Boulevard.
Apparently, the officer was about to turn onto 12th Street, when an eastbound driver ran the stop sign and struck the officer.
Afterwards, the involved driver allegedly drove southbound on Lincoln Boulevard and struck a tree.
Responding officers took the suspect into custody.
Meanwhile, rescuers took the injured officer to a local hospital to be treated for non-fatal injuries.
Investigating officers are still working on the crash.
Moreover, always be wary of those around you on the road.This is especially true when it comes to sharing the road with cyclists and motorcyclists, who are more vulnerable to injuries following a crash.
Preventing Motorcycle Accidents From Happening
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
That is why it is indeed crucial that we drive defensively in order to avoid accidents as much as possible.
Here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
– First of all, always drive at a controllable speed.
– Do not assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Also, it is good to be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– This one, we should never neglect: yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
– Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phones, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you were injured in an accident. Our hotline is (800) 674 7852. You may also check our website and chat with our live agents.