At about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1st, 43-year-old motorcyclist Matthew Wayne Maroon was killed in a collision involving a disabled car in San Diego. While traveling southbound on Interstate 805, Maroon came upon a car that had lost a tire; while attempting to avoid the car, he collided with another vehicle. The impact ejected him from his bike and another vehicle struck him. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may hold the negligent party liable for their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “oftentimes by filing a wrongful death claim.”
Throughout San Diego County, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or injured 1,064 motorcyclists in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The county ranked 26th out of 58 in the state for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Matthew Wayne Maroon, the motorcyclist killed in the collision involving the disabled car.
U-T San Diego originally reported this crash.
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