At about 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 28-year-old motorcyclist Juan Zamora Berrera, of Long Beach, was killed in a collision in Orange, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling southbound on Interstate 5 in the carpool lane, the driver of a pickup truck failed to see Berrera splitting the carpool and No. 1 lanes and changed lanes in front of him, causing a crash. Berrera collided with another vehicle before being thrown from his motorcycle. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he was declared dead. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 23 motorcyclists in Orange in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS compares the crash data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, starting at 1st place. In 2010, Orange ranked 12th out of 53 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents.
Under California law, when a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may hold the at-fault party liable for their loss by filing a civil claim. To learn more about the rights of the families of the victims of fatal motorcycle accidents, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Juan Zamora Berrera.