At about 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 24-year-old motorcyclist Gilberto Arce Armienta, of Patterson, was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Hayward. The vehicle exited a driveway located at 26313 Whitman Street, entering the roadway in front of Armienta, who was riding southbound at the time. Emergency responders transported him to an area trauma center, where he was declared dead. Authorities are investigating the crash and have asked that witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, call Hayward police at 510-293-7099.
“When a driver’s negligence causes an accident resulting in the death of another, the driver may be held liable for the death by the family of the victim,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Hayward accounted for 1 of the 6 fatalities and 37 of the 399 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in Alameda County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, the incidence of motorcyclist fatalities increased 15 percent, from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Gilberto Arce Armienta, the motorcyclist who was killed in the collision with the vehicle.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this Hayward crash.
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