Under the best of circumstances, motorcyclists often face additional risks in comparison to more traditional motorists. Because of their smaller sizes, they may be more difficult to see, for example. Additionally, if a collision between a car or truck and a motorcycle occurs, motorcyclists have little to no physical barriers to protect them from impact. Unfortunately, officials in California are currently investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcycle.
Reports indicate that the motor vehicle accident happened on a California freeway at approximately 9:30 p.m. According to reports, a motorcyclist and a car collided. When rescue workers arrived at the scene, they discovered the motorcyclist lying in one of the travel lanes with debris from the accident blocking two lanes.
Officers with the California Highway Patrol closed the road while the motorcyclist was transported to the hospital. Unfortunately, he passed away several hours after the accident happened. It was not immediately known if any arrests were made as a result of the accident.
Unfortunately, many family members of motorcyclists in California are all too familiar with the dangerous that those who ride motorcycles face. Often, loved ones are left coping with both the financial and emotional implications of a fatal accident. If their loss came as the result of another person’s negligence, they do have the option of filing a civil lawsuit. If successfully presented, they could receive a monetary award that will ensure that they are able to meet their financial obligations, allowing them to focus on their overall recovery.