[San Francisco, CA] – Jeremy Ingram Passed Away in Hit-and-Run Accident Near 16th Street
Jeremy Ingram Dies in Scooter Hit-and-Run Crash Near 16th Street
December 7, 2020 – Jeremy Ingram, age 45, was killed on Tuesday evening around 7:30 P.M. Moreover, the man from San Francisco was killed in a hit-and-run accident near 16th Street and Bryant Street.
Initially, the deadly crash occurred when a sedan struck Mr. Ingram while he was on a scooter.
Then, responding emergency officials found him, and transported him to a hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries and died sometime later.
Unfortunately, the sedan involved in the incident left the scene after the accident. As a result, the accident has been labeled as a hit-and-run.
Later, police located the vehicle which had been abandoned nearby. Also, they believe the suspects fled on foot.
Afterward, officials released a description of them as a woman being in her 30s and a man in his 40s.
If you or someone you know has any further details about this deadly accident, please call the Police Department’s tip line at (415) 575-4444. Likewise, you can send an anonymous tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.
Are Scooters Safe?
There are many options for two-wheel transportation vehicles. Usually, people chose the motorcycle for their daily commutes.
However, some people want something a little smaller. For them, a scooter might be a better choice.
Consequently, it raises the question: Are scooters safe? In addition to that, are they safer than motorcycles?
What is the Difference Between Scooters and Motorcycles?
Scooters, and motorcycles have many similarities. Things like, two-wheels, motorized, and easy to sit on.
Here are a few defining qualities of a scooter:
- A scooter, sometimes called a “motor scooter” has a step-through frame. Also, there is usually an area to rest the rider’s feet. Notably, all motorcycles must be mounted.
- Scooters have small engines. Additionally, the variation in range starts at 50cc and can increase in size up to 850cc which is the maximum. Moreover, there is not an upper limit incorporated to the definition of a scooter, but only a minimum.
- Furthermore, there are other subtle differences between motorcycles and scooters. For example, scooters have smaller wheels, storage space. Also, the transmission that is used is different from a motorcycle. Scooters also enjoy a traditional front bodywork that motorcycles do not have.
Are Scooters Safer Than Motorcycles?
It may seem that a scooter is safer than a motorcycle for several reasons. First, they are small, lightweight, and use a smaller engine.
Also, they do not go as fast as a motorcycle. However, scooters have proven to be just as dangerous as riding motorcycles.
This is because, they are both two-wheeled vehicles that can ride thru heavy traffic.
Fortunately, scooters cannot go as fast as a motorcycle. However, that does not make them any less dangerous. Speed is not the main factor for scooter accidents.
Studies have shown that the most “speeding-related” fatalities happened on roads where the speed limit was 35 mph.
Subsequently, this is where scooters can ride, instead of motorcycles that can go faster that 55 mph on interstates.
There are some states where a license is not needed to use a scooter / moped. However, anything with a larger engine of 50cc does in fact require a motorcycle license.
As a result, many scooter riders may not have any experience on two wheels. Furthermore, they do not have any reason to take a course to learn how to ride.
The same weather conditions apply to both scooters, and motorcycles alike. Also, both scooters, and motorcycles travers thru the same traffic, on the same roads, with the same pot holes.
It is safe to conclude that, scooters are indeed, just as dangerous as motorcycles.
Here Are A Few Scooter Safety Tips
Everyone wants to stay safe while riding. However, there are always going to be risks involved while riding on a scooter or a motorcycle.
Here are a few tips to stay safe while riding on your scooter:
- Always Ride Defensively – Plan for safety. Scooters are smaller in size and have a limited visibility. Also, be prepared to make quick course changes. Often, cars can turn in front of you. As a result, they can miss you in their blind spot while changing lanes. Remember, you are your own best defense against other drivers.
- Remember to Wear A Helmet – As an adult, this one should be second nature. Wearing a helmet has been proven to save lives repeatedly. Also, it is the most important piece of safety gear that you can own.
- Do Everything to be Visible – Chose bright colored clothing. Doing so can help to make you to stand out on a road full of other vehicles. Also, retro-reflective clothing can help you to stay safe at night. The brighter the better. If they can see you, they can avoid you.
- Stay Within the Limits of Your Scooter’s Abilities – Scooter operators should stick to only city streets. Also, they should avoid roads where the speed limit exceeds 45mph. Furthermore, interstate and highway travel should be reserved for vehicles with larger engine capabilities. Stay safe while riding!
- Treat Your Scooter Like a Motorcycle – It does not matter if your scooter can reach high speeds. Apply the same safety to riding a scooter that you would when riding a motorcycle.
Despite having so many differences, the bottom line is that both scooters and motorcycles are two-wheeled machines, and both should be used with care.
The risks are all the same when riding, so make sure that you pay attention. Moreover, you should always be prepared, and follow all traffic laws.
Some Info on Hit-and-Runs
A hit-and-run car accident can be life changing for several reasons. Car accidents of any kind can lead to serious injuries, and sometimes even death.
Furthermore, hit-and-run accidents can have even more complicated consequences. Also, it is no secret that there are harsh penalties for people who leave the scene of an accident.
Unfortunately, this does not stop people from doing just that.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11% of all car accidents that have been reported include a hit-and-run type situation.
Also, about 20% of all hit-and-runs have to do with pedestrians.
This information shows how seriously deadly a hit-and-run accident can be.
Moreover, this strongly applies to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists alike.
As previously stated, people do not even try to hide the fact that they leave the scene for a plethora of reasons. Some of these reasons are drugs, alcohol, or even plain guilt.
Those with a previous history also run the risk of getting into further trouble with the law.
In the end, it does not matter what the reason is. If you leave the scene after you hit someone with your vehicle, you are in the wrong. Eventually, you will end up paying the price.
Leaving the scene of a serious accident could cost the life of the person who was hit. The chances of someone who is succumbing to their injuries could mean death if nobody is around.
To the family and friends of Jeremy Ingram, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.