James Greer, 70, Hit and Killed by Motorcycle on River Road
GUERNEVILLE (July 12, 2018) – An elderly pedestrian killed after a traffic collision on River Road Tuesday afternoon has been identified as James Cullen Greer, according to The Press Democrat.
The 70-year-old Guerneville resident died after an accident involving a motorcycle near Orchard Road at around 1:55 p.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Greer was trying to cross River Road when he was struck by an oncoming motorcycle.
Motorcyclist Geno Quecke, 28, Badly Injured in Crash
The rider, 28-year-old Geno Quecke, reportedly braked and veered in an attempt to avoid the crash. However the Petaluma motorcyclist ultimately hit the man.
CHP affirmed that Greer was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, Quecke was also hospitalized to be treated for minor to moderate injuries. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of Mr. James Greer during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the pedestrian victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the deadly accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the rider was under the influence at the time of the crash, whether or not the motorcyclist was distracted, operating the bike recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
The surviving family of Mr. James Greer may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation.
The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.