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Riverside: Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Fatally Injured Motorcyclist

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At about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, a hit-and-run driver struck and fatally injured a motorcyclist in Riverside. While backing up from the west side of Adams Street into the northbound lanes in a 1989 Mazda pickup truck, Gabriel Andres Brennan collided with the rider of a 2004 Honda motorcycle. Emergency responders transported the rider to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Brennan fled but was later apprehended and arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked that witnesses, or anyone with additional information, contact Detective Rick Prince at 951-826-8722.

“When a family has lost a loved one to a traffic accident, they may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the at-fault driver liable for their loss,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.

Forty-three motorcyclists lost their lives or were injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Hit-and-run was a factor in 100 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the city that year. Statewide, 352 motorcyclists lost their lives.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the rider who was killed in the hit-and-run accident.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Riverside crash.

Additional information on the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with a California motorcycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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