Dolores Duran and Diane Padilla Injured, Motorcyclist Killed in Mercey Springs Road Crash
LOS BANOS (August 28, 2017) – A fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle took place on Mercey Springs Road Sunday night, August 27, according to Merced Sun-Star.
The accident occurred at about 8:30 p.m., just north of Santa Fe Grad Road. Mercey Springs Road is also known as Highway 165.
As per the article, a statement released by California Highway Patrol said a 49-year-old Los Banos man was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Mercey Springs Road when for an unknown reason he veered into the southbound lanes.
Los Banos Fatal Motorcycle Accident
The motorcyclist then collided with an oncoming vehicle, causing him to be ejected from his bike. The rider was pronounced dead.
CHP affirmed that the two occupants of the car complained of chest pain following the crash. They were identified as 65-year-old Merced resident Dolores Duran and 66-year-old Atwater resident Diane Padilla.
Meanwhile, the name of the motorcyclist has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
Factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, excessive speed, distracted driving and negligence often cause traffic incidents. These auto accidents usually results in injuries, or worse death. It is then necessary that motorists practice certain precautionary measures and follow traffic laws, taking into consideration the welfare of other people traversing the road.
In this case, authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine liability. If the investigation proves that a negligent party has disregarded the safety of other motorists, the victims and their families may have the right to pursue a lawsuit against any at-fault party.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced car accident lawyers for a free case consultation. Give us a call today at 800-235-6801 and let us help you with your case.
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