Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

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At about 9:42 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 73-year-old motorcyclist Harold Jaffke, of Mission Viejo, was killed in a collision with a sedan near Lake Mathews, reported The Press-Enterprise. The accident occurred a mile west of Lake Mathews on Cajalco Road. Jaffke was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person sustained moderate trauma. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

In 2010, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 538 motorcyclists in Riverside County, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Riverside County 41st out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, motorcyclist fatalities increased 15 percent, from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011.

When a driver’s negligence causes an accident the results in death, the family of the victim may hold the driver liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim. To learn more about the wrongful death claims process, please call 866-981-5596.

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Shortly before 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 17, a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a BMW in Los Feliz, reported the Los Angeles Times. The accident occurred when the man pulled his 2009 Kawasaki bike out of a driveway and into the 4600 block of Los Feliz Boulevard. Emergency responders transported the rider to an area hospital, where he was declared dead a short time later. The driver of the car received treatment for trauma. Authorities do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors and are investigating the crash.

Throughout Los Angeles County, 2,713 motorcyclists were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS ranked Los Angeles 34th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, motorcyclist fatalities increased 15 percent from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011.

After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for the accident in order to be compensated for their loss. For more information on the wrongful death claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us through our website, www.allenflatt.com.

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Shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with an SUV in Jurupa Valley, reported The Press-Enterprise. The accident occurred at the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Troth Street. The motorcyclist had been riding west at the time. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he underwent surgery. Authorities are investigating the accident.

Throughout Riverside County, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 538 motorcyclists in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Riverside 41st out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is the worst. Statewide, motorcycle fatalities increased 15 percent from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011.

When a rider has been injured in an accident that is attributable to the negligence of another, the rider may seek compensation for recovery-related expenses through the civil justice system. To learn more about the civil claims process, please call 866-981-5596.

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Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a fiery collision in Temecula, reported The Press-Enterprise. The accident, which involved two riders, occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 north of Winchester Road. When firefighters arrived, they found one rider engulfed in flames. Emergency responders transported the rider to an area hospital to receive treatment for moderate to major trauma. Authorities are investigating the crash.

Temecula accounted for 1 of the 36 fatalities and 41 of the 507 injuries motorcyclists suffered in collisions that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Temecula 9th out of 53 cities of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents that year in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.

When a rider is seriously injured in an accident, he or she may hold the negligent party liable for recovery-related expenses through the civil claims process. To learn more about the process of filing a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident, please call 866-981-5596.

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On Saturday, October 19, 27-year-old Michael Slagle, a popular Harley-Davidson salesman, was killed in a collision with an RV in Perris. The driver of the RV was headed northbound on Alexander Street when he pulled out in front of Slagle, who was riding eastbound on Cajalco Road at the time, causing a collision. Slagle suffered fatal trauma in the crash. Currently, there are only stop signs on Alexander controlling the intersection. The posted speed limit on Cajalco-a major thoroughfare connecting interstates 15 and 215 between Corona and Perris that receives about 17,000 cars daily-is 50 mph. The Press-Enterprise reported that, after recording six collisions at the intersection in 2009, Riverside County decided to install signals. Since 2009, 13 crashes have been recorded at the intersection. Traffic lights are scheduled to be installed on Monday, October 28.

The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 6 motorcyclists were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in Perris in 2010. The OTS ranked Perris 67th out of 103 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle collisions in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Across California, the incidence of motorcyclist fatalities increased 15 percent, from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011.

After a fatal motorcycle accident, the family of the fallen rider may hold the party who caused the accident-whether a negligent driver or a government agency that failed to address a known road safety hazard-liable for their loss through the civil justice system. For more information on the civil claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or visit our motorcycle accident page.

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Shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, motorcyclists Danny Rincon, Richard McBee, and Patty McBee were seriously injured and a 58-year-old male rider from Oxnard was killed in a head-on collision with a motorist in Palmdale, reported the Los Angeles Times. While driving a 2001 Infiniti recklessly on Elizabeth Lake Road, 19-year-old Jose Gutierrez swerved into opposing lanes of traffic and collided with three motorcycles. Emergency responders transported Rincon, 41, of Westlake Village, and the McBees, aged 60 and 55 and both of Moorpark, to area hospitals to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities arrested Gutierrez on unspecified charges. The crash is under investigation.

Palmdale accounted for 1 of the 71 fatalities and 20 of the 2,657 injuries motorcyclists suffered in traffic collisions that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Nationwide, 4,388 motorcyclists lost their lives in collisions in 2011. The incidence of motorcyclist fatalities has been increasing since 1998, with the exception of 2009, when it decreased 16 percent from 2008, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In California, when a motorist’s negligence results in an accident that seriously or fatally harms others, the victims or their surviving family members have recourse through the civil justice system. To learn more about the civil claims process after a motorcycle accident, please call 866-981-5596.

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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.

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Shortly before 9:10 a.m. on Monday, October 7, a car struck and seriously injured a motorcyclist on I-5 in San Diego, reported U-T San Diego. The motorist hit the rider on the northbound side of the freeway near the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, the impact throwing him from the bike, which was dragged about 200 yards and ended up underneath the car on fire. Emergency responders found the seriously injured rider lying on the right shoulder and transported him to a local hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.

The city of San Diego accounted for 7 of the 24 fatalities and 316 of the 1,044 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in collisions that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked San Diego 10th out of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.

When a rider is injured in a traffic accident that is attributable to the negligence of another driver, the rider may file a civil claim against the driver in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses. For more information on the injury claims process after a motorcycle accident, please call 866-981-5596 or read our motorcycle accident page.

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Shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 27-year-old motorcyclist Daniel Comaniciu, of Torrance, was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Long Beach. The accident occurred on Termino Avenue near Seventh Street. The impact threw Comaniciu from his bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the crash and have asked that witnesses contact Long Beach Police at 562-570-7244.

The California Office of Traffic Safety indicates that 73 motorcyclists lost their lives or were injured in collisions in Long Beach in 2010. The OTS compares the crash data of cities with similarly sized populations. It ranks those with the poorest records the highest, starting at 1st place. In 2010, Long Beach ranked 5th out of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents.

Families who have lost loved ones to traffic accidents may hold the parties at-fault for the collisions accountable by filing civil claims. For more information on the civil claims process after a fatal motorcycle accident, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us through our website, www.allenflatt.com.

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At about 9:12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 37-year-old motorcyclist William Sewell was fatally injured after being struck multiple times in Riverside, reported The Press-Enterprise. While riding eastbound near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Pegasus Drive, Sewell broadsided a 2009 Toyota Corolla that turned left in front of him. The two vehicles that had been traveling behind Sewell struck him while he was down. He succumbed to the trauma he suffered at the scene. One of the vehicles that struck Sewell, a small, older gray pickup truck that may have had a ladder or utility rack attached to the bed, fled. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the driver of the truck, are asked to call Detective Rick Prince at 951-826-8722.

Riverside accounted for 3 of the 36 fatalities and 75 of the 507 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in collisions that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout California, the incidence of motorcyclist deaths increased 15 percent, from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011. That year, 4,388 riders died in collisions in the United States, accounting for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths.

Families who have lost loved ones to traffic accidents have recourse through the civil justice system. For more information on the rights of the families of accident victims, please call 866-981-5596.

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