[04-05-2023] Monterey County, CA – 53-Year-Old Rider Killed After Motorcycle Collision in Big Sur

[04-05-2023] 53-Year-Old Rider Killed After Motorcycle Collision in Big SurA motorcycle collision claimed the life of a 53-year-old man in Monterey County on Wednesday morning, April 5, 2023.

Reports confirmed that the fatal crash occurred around 6:07 a.m. on Highway 1 in Big Sur.

According to authorities, the motorcyclist drove southbound on a Harley Davidson when a GMC Sierra 25000 turned left into the Naval Facility’s driveway and collided with the victim.

Responders immediately arrived and pronounced that the man had died from his injuries. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

It was believed that DUI did not play a role in the crash, and further investigations are underway.

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Fatal Motorcycle Collision Statistics

Motorcycles, which account for only 3% of vehicles on the road, were responsible for 14% of traffic deaths, 18% of occupant deaths, and 4% of occupant injuries in 2020.

From 2019 to 2020, motorcycle fatalities increased by 11%, while fatalities per 100 million miles increased by 23%.

Everyone involved in a motorcycle accident can suffer severe consequences. Since motorcycles are more sensitive to impact, they are more likely to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries.

Helmets protect users and reduce the chances of fatal collisions, possibly saving lives. According to the IIHS, wearing a helmet reduces the risk of brain injuries and fatal motorcycle accidents by 37% and 67%, respectively.

It is also essential to wear protective clothing when riding a motorcycle, such as gloves, coats, pants, and shoes.

What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Make sure law enforcement arrives at the collision scene and files a report. Tell the truth if you are interviewed at the accident scene about what you saw and experienced. Be careful with your words and avoid making assumptions about things you don’t understand. Anxiety and shock immediately following an accident can lead victims to apologize profusely, even when they are not at fault. Insurance companies can use this act of kindness to claim that you admitted fault to avoid paying out.

California’s high rate of traffic accidents has caused injuries to pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers in vehicles. We can assist you regardless of whether you were driving when the accident occurred. While you focus on getting well, we’ll pursue the money you’re entitled to under the law and keep you informed throughout the process.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Monterey County

Accident victims may feel frightened, upset, and overwhelmed after a collision. Catastrophes of this nature occur within seconds. Failure to receive treatment may result in long-term consequences and temporary loss of function.

Immediately contact a motorcycle accident lawyer if you are injured in a motorcycle accident. When someone or a group causes harm to another, either intentionally or unintentionally, they should be held accountable.

Victims of motorcycle accidents are legally entitled to compensation from those responsible for their injuries.

You can count on our Monterey County motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law, headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., to represent you efficiently in these court proceedings. We have recovered more than $500 million in claims on behalf of our clients in California.

To arrange an appointment with one of our lawyers, call us today at (888) 488-1391 or complete the online “Do I Have a Case?” form.

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