There are a variety of different ways to legally utilize California roadways. While a large percentage of users drive traditional motor vehicles, others opt to ride motorcycles to their destinations. Because motorcycles may be more difficult to see due to their smaller size, other motorists must remain vigilant at all times in order to ensure that their actions do not endanger others. Unfortunately, a man recently lost his life in a motorcycle accident.
The incident happened one night on a day in April. According to police reports, a 17-year-old male stopped at a stop sign at an intersection. However, he reportedly accelerated into the path of a 62-year-old man on a motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the left front fender of the sedan.
Emergency responders provided first aid at the scene, but the man passed away as a result of the injuries he suffered in the collision. Police do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. It is unclear if the driver of the sedan or his 14-year-old passenger were injured.
Unfortunately, a California family is left to cope with the unexpected death of their family member as a result of the motorcycle accident. In addition to the emotional ramifications of such a loss, many families are unprepared for the financial concerns that such a loss creates. Funeral costs in addition to loss of wages often make it difficult for surviving family members to make ends meet. As a result, those who experience the death of a loved one as a result of another’s negligence choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney with experience with such cases can help families identify all responsible parties and take appropriate action.
Source: mercurynews.com, “Motorcyclist killed near Gilroy outlets; second fatal crash at intersection in five days“, Mark Gomez, April 20, 2017