The identity of the man was initially withheld pending notification of relatives. The man was finally identified as William Brown of Vacaville, California.
According to investigators, the accident occurred at 7:45 in the evening last February 17, while Brown was traveling along Crocker Road.
Authorities stated that Brown was then riding in his 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle south in the left lane of the road and was trailing a 1996 freightliner tractor.
The big rig driver saw Brown’s fast approaching in his mirror that’s why he moved to the left to give way to Brown but Brown drove into the rear end of the tractor. As a result of which, Brown hit the truck and was ejected from his motorcycle, landing on the right lane of Crocker Road. His helmet came off after impact with the truck.
Brown suffered head trauma, while the big rig driver did not sustain any personal injuries.
The Vacaville Fire Department Paramedics tried to save Brown’s life before he was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Vacaville police officer, Sgt. Mark Donaldson, said that Brown was not wearing a helmet approved by the Department of Transportation.
Authorities are pleased that the big rig driver cooperated with investigation. However, it was not yet revealed whether the latter would be charged for any violation.
Motorcycle accident is the most common cause of serious personal injuries and even death. Even though the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet and other protective gear around him, injuries from accidents still depends on the impact of the collision.