Robert Badal ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Dillard Road near Riley Road in Sacramento
Sacramento, California (August 23, 2021) – The Sacramento County Coroner’s Bureau has identified the motorcyclist who died following a traffic crash Sunday morning in Sacramento as Robert Edward Badal, 69, of Sacramento.
The deadly crash happened at around 11:40 a.m. Sunday, August 22 on Dillard Road, just west of Riley Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
According to the CHP, Badal was riding a 2016 Indian motorcycle eastbound on Dillard Road when, for unknown reasons, he collided with a 2014 Chevrolet pickup, driven by a 34-year-old Lincoln man.
The pickup reportedly had come to a complete stop due to traffic ahead. The pickup driver then made a U-turn in front of Badal’s motorcycle.
The motorcycle ultimately collided with the left side of the pickup.
Deadly Dillard Road Motorcycle Accident in Sacramento
Badal was thrown off the bike upon the impact. He was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup, who was not injured, stopped at the scene and was cooperative, authorities said.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the crash.
No further details were available.
The incident is under investigation.
The safe riding of a motorcycle can help reduce the number of motorcycle accidents that happen every day. Motorcyclists should be aware of the safety challenges that riders face while on California roadways and know how to respond to them. Such challenges include; Risky motorcycle riding practices like weaving at unsafe speeds, downshifting, reduced visibility by other road users, size of the motorcycle compared to other vehicles, among others.
Tips for Safe Riding of Motorcycles
- Ensure you are properly licensed before riding a motorcycle.
- Practice how to operate a motorcycle properly.
- Wear the proper protection.
- Ride responsibly.
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