Motorcyclist Killed in Sylmar Accident on Southbound 5 Freeway Saturday
SYLMAR (September 16, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle took place on the Interstate 5 Freeway on Sunday morning, according to The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
The accident occurred around 11:12 a.m. near Balboa Boulevard.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a male motorcyclist was going south on the 5 Freeway when for an unknown reason he collided with a BMW in the truck lane of the interstate.
Motorcycle Accident on 5 Freeway Near Balboa Boulevard
The rider was ejected from his bike following the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin, but officials described him as a Hispanic male, approximately 25 years old.
Meanwhile, CHP did not specify whether or not the driver of the car involved stopped after the wreck. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of the motorcyclist during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the motorcycle and the BMW, 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 motorcyclist 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, hospital bills, 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 Los Angeles 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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