Downey Bar Owner — “Bastards” — Calvin Spencer ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Car Accident
DOWNEY, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2018) — Former Marine, Calvin Spencer, 30, of Downey, was killed Saturday night when a motorist turned in front of his motorcycle on Paramount Boulevard, just south of Stewart and Gray Road, according to a press release by the Downey Police Department.
Downey police stated in their report that Spencer was traveling southbound on Paramount when a 79-year-old woman driving a black SUV pulled out of a driveway at 11917 Paramount in front of the bike. The motorcycle crashed into the SUV. Spencer died of his injuries at the scene of the 7:53 p.m. crash.
Spencer was a Marine and co-founder/owner of the popular downtown Downey bar “Bastards.” The restaurant/bar was named after the United States Marine Corps 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines nicknamed “Magnificent Bastards.”
The crash remains under investigation by police. Witnesses may contact police at (562) 904-2306.
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Spencer as they cope with his sudden loss.
Downey Accident Investigation
A fatal collision such as this one will require extensive police work to investigate the cause and assign liability. The preliminary results, however, seem to indicate that the driver in the SUV may be at fault for violating the right-of-way of this motorcyclist.
If a negligent driver caused a collision that caused you injuries or a family member’s death, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
The loss of a loved one in a traffic accident is an enormous loss to a family, but compounding their pain is the onslaught of bills ranging from medical costs to funeral expenses. It’s important to note, however, that it’s quite common for insurance companies to try and avoid paying out a claim even when they know their insured is at fault. They may also make an offer to settle for far less than the full amount owed. This is unacceptable.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation. – sks