Man, 20, Victim in Corcoran Motorcycle Crash
CORCORAN (September 10, 2018)- According to the Visalia Times-Delta, a deadly motorcycle collision left a young man fatally injured at the intersection of Highway 433 and Avenue 144.
The article did not indicate whether the accident occurred Thursday evening or Friday morning but confirmed that a woman entered the intersection directly into the path of a 20-year-old motorcyclist from of Corcoron.
According to the report, Racquel Sutherland, 32, had been traveling westbound in a Kia on Avenue 144, accompanied by passenger Sarai Chavez, 38, while the motorcyclist headed northbound on Highway 43.
The collision left the young man with grave injuries as several Good Samaritans stopped and stepped out of their vehicles to provide CPR efforts.
Sadly, the rider did not survive and was pronounced at the scene.
At this time, the victim has not been publicly identified by name.
Neither drugs nor alcohol is believed to have been factors in this incident.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Corcoran Wrongful Death Attorney
Based on the information provided in the report, it appears as though the driver of the Kia will be held responsible, however, a thorough investigation will ensue as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle and the motorcycle such as point of impact, final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family members of the young man will likely be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to seek a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your family is looking for legal counsel, contact our law firm today at 855-703-4186.
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