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Encinitas: Motorcyclist Killed, Driver Hurt in Collision with Car

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Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, a 25-year-old male motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car in Encinitas. Three motorcyclists were riding southbound on South Coast Highway 101 when the 69-year-old driver of a Toyota Camry who was waiting at a stop sign on eastbound K Street entered the intersection, colliding with one of the riders. He was declared dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported the driver to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash.

“The official investigation into a fatal accident can take several weeks,” explained a California personal injury lawyer, “which can be frustrating for family members seeking information about their loved one.”

Encinitas accounted for none of the 24 fatalities and 24 of the 1,044 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in San Diego County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, the incidence of fatalities among riders decreased 10.7 percent from 394 in 2009 to 352 in 2010.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who was killed in the collision with the car. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the driver.

ABC News originally reported this Encinitas crash.

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If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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