Motorcyclist Killed in San Juan Capistrano Crash on Ortega Highway
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (July 14, 2018) – A fatal motorcycle collision took place along Ortega Highway near the Orange-Riverside county border on Friday evening, according to The Orange County Register.
The accident was reported at approximately 7:20 p.m., 14 miles east of Interstate 5 Freeway.
As per the article, Orange County Fire Authority and California Highway Patrol said a man in his 20s was riding a motorcycle on Ortega Highway when for an unknown reason he collided with a minivan.
Deceased Rider ID’d as Man in His 20s
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded and pronounced the rider dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the two men in the minivan were unharmed in the crash. Ortega Highway was forced to shut down in both directions as a result of the wreck.
The eastbound portion of the highway was reopened just after 9 p.m. 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.
Orange County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the motorcycle and the vehicle, 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 car, 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 vehicle such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The surviving family of the deceased man 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 Orange 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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