On the evening of Tuesday, July 31st the driver of an SUV struck and killed 22-year-old motorcyclist Mynor Adolfo Canchan-Barrios in Bakersfield and then fled the scene. A witness followed the driver, 57-year-old Jose Arreyque-Andrade, until authorities could apprehend him. He was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license, and vehicular manslaughter. Chester Avenue between Brundage Lane and 2nd Street were closed while an investigation was conducted.
“Sudden and traumatic, a fatal accident can be devastating for the family of the victim, especially when there is no driver to hold accountable for their loss,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, “which is why it is fortunate when police are able to apprehend the negligent driver.”
In Bakersfield, 46 motorcyclists were killed or injured in crashes in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Statewide, the incidence of deaths among motorcyclists decreased by 10.7 percent from 394 in 2009 to 352 in 2010, with the fault for these collisions attributed to motorcycle operators in 79 percent of cases.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Mynor Adolfo Canchan-Barrios, the motorcyclist killed by the hit-and-run driver.
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