Kimsan Mao, 41, Killed in Apple Valley Scooter Crash on Bear Valley Road
APPLE VALLEY (September 29, 2018) – A scooter rider was killed after a traffic collision along Bear Valley Road early Saturday morning, according to Victor Valley News.
San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 41-year-old Kimsan Mao, of Victorville.
As per the article, police said Mao was riding a GTS 300 Vespa scooter in the 20000 block of Bear Valley Road when for an unknown reason he was hit by a G&M Towing and Recovery tow truck.
Scooter Rider Hit by Tow Truck in Apple Valley
Mao was apparently trying to turn either on or off of Bear Valley Road from Outer Bear Valley when he was struck by the westbound truck. The accident took place at about 1:18 a.m., west of Kiowa Road.
Deputies affirmed that Mao was ejected from the scooter and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the operator of the tow truck was unharmed and reportedly cooperated with the authorities following the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
*We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of Mr. Kimsan Mao during such a difficult time.
San Bernardino County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the Vespa and the tow 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 scooter and the truck, 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 bike and the vehicle such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results of the investigation, the surviving family of Mr. Kimsan Mao may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit seeking a recompense for the funeral costs, lost wages, loss of love and companionship.
Call Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced San Bernardino County wrongful death lawyer for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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