The Antioch man killed in a solo motorcycle crash on State Highway 4 in unincorporated Bay Point, California, has been identified as 41-year-old Michael Siscar. The Contra Costa Coroner’s Office made the identification on Monday, July 27th.
The accident report came in at about 1:43 p.m. on Friday, July 24th. According to the coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol, Siscar was the only person on his motorcycle. He was westbound on Highway 4, west of Bailey Road, when he lost control of the bike.
The victim collided with the center median wall, causing him to get ejected from the bike and land on the roadway. The investigation is ongoing, and the investigators have not determined if drugs or alcohol played a role in the occurrence. Anyone with helpful information should contact the Contra Costa CHP office in Martinez on the listed line.
Motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in California, with over 800,000 registered riders in the state. Common causes of this type of accident are speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, running red lights, disobeying stop signs, and riding recklessly.
Riders can protect themselves by wearing a helmet with face shield or protective eyewear, wear protective apparel, follow traffic rules, ride defensively, and keep operating skills honed through continuous riding education. Additionally, only mount a motorcycle when awake or sober, carry out a safety check before and after, and ensure the clutch, mirror, brakes, and horn are working correctly.
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