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October 06, 2017
Edward Smith

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Fresno Man Dies in South Lake Tahoe Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno motorcycle accident attorney. A Fresno man died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in South Lake Tahoe late last week.

Details of the Accident

The accident happened Friday, September 29 at 2:15pm near Twin Bridges. A 70-year-old Fresno man identified as Christopher Deboer was riding a 1986 Harley Davidson Ultra Glide motorcycle at the time of the crash. He died as a result of his injuries. His wife, 52-year-old Susan, suffered multiple fractures and lacerations.

According to witnesses, the bike was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 when it veered from the center of the lane to the right of the road. The bike then hit the guardrail and went down an embankment, throwing both riders off it and down the hill, according to the California Highway Patrol. Multiple witnesses stopped to aid the riders until paramedics arrived on the scene. Both riders were taken via helicopter to the Renown Medical Center in Reno.

The accident remains under investigation by the CHP, which asks any other witnesses to contact them with information. Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Deboer’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

The minutes and days following a motorcycle accident are crucial to your recovery. Immediately following an accident you should seek medical assistance, even if you have only suffered minor injuries. Also, be sure to ask police officers to respond to the scene so they can create a detailed accident report. This report will be necessary for any claim or lawsuit you wish to file.

Common Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents

People involved in motorcycle accidents can suffer a range of injuries from minor to traumatic. These injuries can wind up sending you to rehabilitation for months on end. Some of the most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents include the following:

It’s in your best interest to seek medical attention immediately following a motorcycle accident. Being transported to the hospital will provide you with professional care for your injuries following such a traumatic accident. Medical records will additionally help you in the event you wish to file a claim.

Fresno Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcycle accidents are a terrible thing. If you or someone you love has suffered traumatic injuries or lost their lives in a motorcycle accident due to a negligent party, call me at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400 for compassionate, free, and friendly legal advice with no obligation. I can also be reached via my website,

You can find out what my previous clients have to say about my work representing them on sites like Yelp, Google, and Avvo.

I have proudly served the residents of Fresno and surrounding areas in California for more than 30 years as a personal injury lawyer. You can read about some of my prior verdicts and settlements on my website.

I am a California member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is an organization that recognizes trial lawyers across the country for securing million-dollar or more settlements for clients.

For more information about personal injury claims and motorcycle accidents, visit my website at

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