A 35-year-old Orangevale man died Wednesday afternoon, April 1, on Hazel Avenue after his motorcycle hit a car, California Highway Patrol officials said. The man, whose identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin, was driving a Kawasaki ZX6R southbound at an “extreme high rate of speed” near Lake Nimbus Drive at about 4:15 p.m., according to a CHP news release.
At the same time, a 68-year-old woman from Fair Oaks was turning left onto Lake Nimbus Drive, the CHP said. The motorcyclist hit the right side of her car and was thrown from his bike, the CHP said. He was taken by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later.
The woman was knocked unconscious by the impact and her car rolled down Lake Nimbus Drive for several hundred feet until a citizen helped stop it, the CHP said.
Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, the CHP said. The motorcylist was negligent by the mere fact of his high rate of speed.
This last point should stand out for drivers. In most cases, negligence can be based on the violation of a statute, e.g., excessive speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at a sign or at a red light. At the very least a statutory violation may lead to a finding that the offending driver was “contributorily negligent” and therefore bears some responsibility for causing an accident.
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