Tujunga, CA (November 7, 2022) – Just after 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 5, in Tujunga, CA a motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Angeles Forest Highway near Clearcreek Truck Trail in Tujunga. For reasons that are unknown at this time, a motorcyclist was traveling on Angeles Forest Highway when they were hit by a car. As a result of the accident, the motorcycle erupted into flames.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident. Due to the impact of the collision and the resulting fire, the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries. The motorcyclist sadly died at the scene of the accident from the injuries he sustained in the crash. The motorcyclist’s identity has not been released at this time pending notification of their immediate family members.
The driver of the car did not sustain any injuries.
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.
Many Californians enjoy riding a motorcycle, for either their daily commute or as a hobby. There are more registered motorcycles in California than in any other state. The other drivers on the road need to be alert and watch out for motorcyclists and give them space to avoid hitting them. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen and motorcycles are involved in accidents with vehicles.
Between 2014 and 2018, 2,655 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents in California. There are generally no minor injuries when a motorcyclist is in an accident as the risk of serious injury or fatality is very high. Some of the most common injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident include:
There are many reasons motorcycle accidents happen. Oftentimes, accidents result because of the negligent actions of the other drivers on the road. 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, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and road hazards.
Suddenly losing a loved one is devastating, 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 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 Tujunga wrongful death 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 Orange 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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