Murrieta, CA (October 22, 2022) – Shortly after 6 a.m. on Thursday morning, October 20, in Murrieta, CA a motorcycle was involved in a collision with another vehicle that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
According to the Murrieta Police Department, the accident happened on Jefferson Avenue near Guava Street. A minivan pulled out of a private driveway from the west side of the road, attempting to turn left onto northbound Jefferson Avenue. The minivan pulled out into the path of the motorcyclist and caused the motorcyclist to crash into the side of the minivan. The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. Paramedics responded and helped the injured. The motorcyclist sustained injuries that were too severe. Mason Penticoff, 23, of Murrieta, was sadly pronounced dead as a result of his injuries sustained in the accident.
The driver of the minivan was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were reported as non-life-threatening.
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.
Our thoughts are also with the other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcyclists are very commonly ridden in California. However, motorcycles are a dangerous mode of transportation. All drivers owe a duty of care to watch for motorcycles and give them space. Motorcyclists are just as entitled to share the roadways as other vehicles. However, that doesn’t always happen and motorcycle accidents 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 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. You will want to speak to an attorney soon to not miss a deadline. 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 Murrieta 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 Murrieta 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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