Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time of the day or night. Because accidents involving motorcycles can be especially damaging for riders, many go to great lengths to protect their safety. Unfortunately, they are often unable to avoid accidents caused by negligent drivers who fail to follow the same precautions. In fact, reports regarding a recent fatal accident in California seem to indicate that police believe a life was lost as a result of a negligent driver.
The incident happened just before 5 p.m. on a day in October. The victim was an 18-year-old male who was a first year student at Cal Poly. Police say that he was riding his motorcycle on a California roadway when a 42-year-old man made “an unsafe left turn.”
Unfortunately, the motorcyclist slid into the left side of the older man’s vehicle. He died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision. The driver of the car was uninjured. Police ask that anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.
The unexpected loss of a family member is never easy. While they come to terms with the emotional implications of their loss, they must also cope with the financial ramifications. Often, funeral expenses can be overwhelming. When a fatal accident in California is believed to have been caused by another’s negligence, surviving family members will often choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person deemed responsible. An attorney with experience with the civil court can help these families fully understand their options.