Motorcyclist Killed in El Cerrito Accident at Cajalco and La Sierra
RIVERSIDE COUNTY (June 1, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision occurred in the area of Cajalco Road and La Sierra Avenue Friday afternoon, according to Riverside County Fire Department.
The accident was reported at 3:48 p.m. in the El Cerrito community.
In a statement released online by the Riverside County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason a motorcycle and a semi-truck collided at the intersection of Cajalco Road and La Sierra Avenue.
Motorcycle and Truck Accident at Cajalco Road and La Sierra Avenue
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the crash site and pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene. The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the news released did not include if the operator of the big rig was hurt or stopped after the wreck. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the motorcycle and the semi-truck, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each party was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the bike and the big rig, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the motorcycle and the tractor-trailer such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The surviving family of the deceased may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the results of the investigation. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, lost wages, loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced Riverside County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact us for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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