Salinas, CA (August 2, 2020) – One person lost their life after a fatal motorcycle accident took place at an intersection in Salinas earlier this week.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Williams Road and Bardin Road at approximately 8:00 p.m. this past Thursday, July 30. For reasons still under local police investigation, a motorcycle and a 2001 Toyota pick-up truck were involved in a collision at the intersection.
Emergency medical personnel and police were dispatched to the scene of the wreck shortly after it took place. Upon arrival, they saw the motorcycle rider lying in the middle of the roadway. He required emergency transportation to the nearby Natividad Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased victim has not been identified at the present time.
The driver of the Toyota remained at the crash site and rendered aid to authorities in their investigation into the circumstances of the crash.
How and why the accident occurred is still being investigated by police at this time.
No further information is currently available.
Motorcycle Wrecks in California
California motorcycle accidents are unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence. Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable travelers on the road at any given time. California, with its year-round warm weather and high population, has one of the highest motorcycle-accident fatality rates in the nation.
On average, the Golden State sees approximately 15,000 motorcycle accidents per year. Approximately a quarter of all California motorcycle collisions are caused by rider intoxication, and about 60% of these accidents occur after sunset. The most common reason for motorcycle collisions to occur in California is speeding, followed by intoxication and improper turning. These are all forms of driver negligence, which is the nation’s leading cause for motor vehicle collisions.
Oftentimes, injured motorcycle accident victims and their families are faced with debilitating pain that has a lasting, negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. This pain can be exacerbated when they are under the impression that their injuries and losses were caused by another person’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim and their family could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses. In the event that an injured accident victim loses their life, family members should consider contacting a wrongful death attorney in California in order to collect compensation for funeral costs and other costs associated with the untimely death of their loved one.
Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims and their family members with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We work diligently and compassionately in order to ensure that you and your loved ones are justly compensated for the losses you may have had to endure. We are acutely aware that nothing could ever take away the pain of losing someone you love, but monetary compensation may be able to help relieve some of the financial burdens you may be facing during this trying time. Contact our personal injury law firm today. You can call (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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