The crash took place about 3:32 p.m. when the bike rear-ended a van as both vehicles traveled eastbound on the freeway. Paramedics responded to the scene to help the injured teenager and then transported him by ambulance to San Antonio Regional Hospital where sadly he died of his injuries at 4:44 p.m.
The California Highway Patrol Rancho Cucamonga Office will head up the investigation into liability or fault for the crash.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
A collision involving a motorcycle may be caused by the negligence of another driver, poor roadway design, mechanical failures or inexperience or poor decisions by the driver themselves. Many collisions involving a bike take place when the rider is cut off by another motorist and the motorcyclist rear-ends the driver. Drivers often fail to use their signals in a timely manner and make lane changes in front of a bike on freeways resulting in a rear-end crash. A common cause of crashes at intersections involve a driver making a left-hand turn in front of a bike. Due to high speeds on freeways, it’s incumbent upon all motorists to look out for motorcycles and use their signals to indicate whether they are making a lane change.
Legal Help for Motorcyclists
Motorcycle riders are often wrongly blamed for rear-end collisions and other accidents that were not their fault. It’s important that an injured person or a surviving family member obtain legal help to ensure that their case is properly investigated and there is a fair negotiation for compensation. Johnson Attorneys Group handles all types of cases involving motorcycles. Our experience has helped thousands of people obtain fair compensation for their many losses. Call us for a free consultation at 800-235-6801.
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