There are many known risks when utilizing California roadways. Careful drivers make sure they are aware of these risks and attempt to take action to mitigate them. Unfortunately, other drivers who may not be as vigilant are sometimes unavoidable. For example, police believe that a recent fatal motorcycle accident was caused by a driver who turned into the path of the motorcyclist.
According to reports, the incident happened at approximately 6 p.m. on a day in July. A 25-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were reportedly riding on a motorcycle. Reports indicate that the 52-year-old driver of a sedan turned into their path, resulting in a collision.
Both people on the motorcycle were trapped under the car and had to be rescued. The driver and passenger were transported to the hospital. Unfortunately, the young woman passed away later the same day from the injuries she suffered.
Motorcycles may be more difficult to see due to their smaller size. As a result, drivers must remain vigilant at all times. The family of this young woman is now facing the unthinkable — planning her funeral because of what appears to be a preventable motorcycle accident. Often, families in California who have lost a loved one in such a manner have also found themselves struggling with medical bills and funeral expenses. When an accident such as this is caused by another’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate; an attorney with experience with such cases can help families decide their best course of action.
Source: redding.com, “UPDATE: Woman dies in motorcycle crash“, Damon Arthur, July 10, 2017