WALNUT CREEK, California (April 5, 2016) — A 70-year-old motorcycle rider was killed and others injured Tuesday afternoon when a northbound vehicle suddenly turned into the path of the man within the northbound lanes of the Interstate 680 Freeway.
The rider was ejected and thrown over the center divider into the path of two southbound motorists, per the East Bay Times.
The rider identified as Richard Petrillo, 70, of Martinez, was badly injured and rushed to a medical center, where he did not survive.
At this time, police officials are investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.
Following the collision, police issued a SigAlert for the crash due to the Nos. 1 to 6 lanes being blocked on the southbound and the Nos. 1 to 4 lanes blocked on the northbound sides of the freeway.
Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of the victim involved in this sudden tragedy. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.
If an immediate family member has passed away due to the wrongdoing of another party, California law allows your family to pursue a wrongful death claim against the defendant. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that no monetary amount can replace a loved one, however, seeking a wrongful death claim can certainly alleviate some of the financial burdens you and your family face as you try to move forward. Allow us to assist you today by contacting our law firm for a free case consultation and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers at 800-235-680.
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