On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 30-year-old motorcyclist Armando Huerta was killed in a crash in Riverside, reported The Press-Enterprise. The 33-year-old driver of a 2006 Nissan Altima pulled out of the driveway of Adams Elementary School in front of Huerta’s 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000, which was traveling eastbound on Colorado Avenue at the time. Huerta was unable to avoid a collision and crashed into the side of the car. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he died a short time later. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to call Detective Ken Madsen at 951-826-8723.
In Riverside, motorcyclists were involved in 46 of the 1,327 traffic accidents that resulted in injury or death in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Statewide, the incidence of motorcyclists killed in crashes increased 15 percent, from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011. Throughout the country, 4,388 riders died in crashes in 2011, accounting for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities that year.
Under California law, when a motorist’s negligence results in a fatal accident, the family of the victim may hold the motorist civilly liable for their loss. For more information about the civil claims process after an accident, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us through our website.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Armando Huerta.