Motorcyclist hits refrigerator on Highway 168 transition ramp to Highway 180
FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2018) — Blaine Thomas, 26, has been identified as the motorcyclist who crashed into a refrigerator last night on a Central Fresno freeway has died, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The crash was reported about 7:15 p.m. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound at the transition ramp from Highway 168 to Highway 180 when he struck a refrigerator that had fallen off a truck.
The man, who was riding a 2003 Yamaha, was transported to Community Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injures.
The CHP was able to speak with the driver of the truck who was hauling the kitchen appliance. It’s unknown at this time if any charges will be filed against the truck driver.
A Go Fund Me page has been created to help the young man’s family.
Kern County Accident Lawyer
It appears that the truck driver may be held responsible for the motorcyclist’s death based on the facts presented in this report. A motorist is required to ensure the items they are carrying are secure and will not fall out into the path of other motorists.
We offer our condolences to the family of Blaine Thomas at this difficult time.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances.
An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance company.
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