Man, 50, Hit by Car on 15 Freeway in Pala Mesa
PALA MESA (August 5, 2017) – A motorcyclist was struck and killed on the Interstate 15 Freeway Saturday morning, according to CBS 8 San Diego.
The accident was reported at 5:48 a.m. California Highway Patrol said the deadly collision took place on the West Lilac Road overpass, while the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated that the crash occurred the Highway 76 overpass.
As per the article, CHP affirmed that a 50-year-old Temecula man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on the 15 Freeway when he was hit by a Toyota Camry. The car was allegedly changing lanes when it collided with the motorcyclist.
Pala Mesa Fatal Motorcycle Accident
The collision forced the rider to be ejected from his bike. He died at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old San Diego man driving the Toyota was unharmed. Authorities are still investigating the incident.
We offer our sincerest thoughts and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the victim during such a difficult time.
There are several factors that need to be investigated in order to determine the liability in this accident. Was the driver involved under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Did speeding or distracted driving play a role? Was there negligence or recklessness on the part of the motorist?
Freeways and highways are considered the most dangerous routes since numerous traffic incidents have been recorded and have often caused fatal injuries to the people using the road. JAG Founder James Johnson has handled and settled several freeway accident cases involving motorcycles, and provided the victims and their families the maximum compensation they were entitled to by law. In this case, if the investigation proves that a negligent person has disregarded the safety of others and led to the death of the rider, the family of the man may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident, we encourage you to call us at 800-235-6801 today. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers for a free case consultation and let us help you.
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