Hesperia, CA (September 29, 2022) – Shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, September 28, in Hesperia, CA a motorcycle was involved in a collision with another vehicle that resulted in the motorcyclist sustaining injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened on southbound Summit Valley Rd by Trout Street. A 23-year-old driver in a Hyundai Elantra was attempting to make a U-turn into the northbound lane of Summit Valley Rd when she turned in front of the motorcycle that was also traveling southbound causing the motorcycle to collide into the side of the Hyundai Elantra. The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe injuries.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Paramedics responded and helped the injured. Paramedics transported the motorcyclist by ambulance to the Desert Valley Medical Center in Victorville, where he was sadly pronounced dead as a result of his injuries sustained in the accident. The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released at this time pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries. She remained at the scene of the accident and was cooperative with the police investigation.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities.
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.
Motorcyclists are a very common mode of transportation in California. California has more registered motorcycles than any other state, due in large part to the favorable weather California enjoys year-round. Motorcycles are also an environmentally friendly and economical choice for commuters, given the rising gas prices and environmental concerns.
However, motorcycles are a dangerous mode of transportation. All drivers owe a duty of care to watch for motorcycles and give them space, as motorcyclists are just as entitled to share the roadways as other vehicles. However, that doesn’t always happen and motorcycle accidents unfortunately occur. Between 2014 and 2018, California reported 2,655 fatal crashes involving a motorcycle. There are no safety features on a motorcycle, therefore, motorcyclists are extremely likely to incur serious injuries or death if they are in an accident with a vehicle.
Many times, motorcycle accidents happen because of the negligent actions of the other drivers on the road make. Some factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents include lane splitting (California is the only state in which this is a legal practice), left-hand turns, cars not seeing a motorcyclist, tailgating, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and road hazards.
There is nothing more devastating in life than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member. When you lose a loved one, 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 after an accident for filing a claim. A compassionate and knowledgeable 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 someone you love in a fatal motorcycle accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Contact a Hesperia motorcycle accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Hesperia County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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