Camp Pendleton, CA (August 20, 2022) – Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, August 17, in Camp Pendleton, CA a motorcycle was involved in a collision with a horse trailer that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened on the southbound side of I-5 near Las Pulgas Road when a motorcycle and a horse trailer, which was being towed by a pickup truck, entered the same space in the roadway and collided.
The victim, a 20-year-old man from Lakewood, was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe injuries. He sadly died from his injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the horse trailer, a 29-year-old man, did not sustain any injuries.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities.
As a result of the crash, multiple lanes of the highway were shut down for almost two hours, as crews cleaned up the wreckage and tended to the victim.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our hearts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Riding a motorcycle is a common pastime in California. California is home to several national parks and expansive highways that are perfect for a trip on your motorcycle to explore the state. Motorcyclists are entitled to share the roadways and other drivers owe a duty to watch for motorcyclists and respect their space.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents frequently occur on California’s roadways. Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by the negligent actions of the other drivers sharing the road. Speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence, poor weather and road conditions, and tailgating are among the common factors leading to motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to incur serious injuries or death if an accident does occur, since they lack the basic safety features commonplace on vehicles, such as seat belts and airbags.
There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person’s presence in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that your deceased family member gets the justice they deserve and can help you to cope with their loss. Insurance companies have strict filing deadlines for filing a claim. A compassionate attorney can help you with this process, so you don’t have to worry about these matters when grieving your loved one’s death.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal motorcycle accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Camp Pendleton wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
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