[11-25-2021] Contra Costa County, CA – Motorcycle Crash in Martinez Results in One Death

A 41-year-old man identified as Alejandro Valdez was killed after a deadly motorcycle crash in Martinez on Tuesday night, November 23, 2021.

[11-25-2021] Contra Costa County, CA - Motorcycle Crash in Martinez Results in One DeathThe collision transpired at approximately 9:40 p.m. in the area of eastbound Highway 4 near McEwen Road in Martinez.

A Harley-Davidson and a Nissan Altima collided on the roadway for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.

Due to the severity of the impact, the rider was ejected from his motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Nissan driver was uninjured in the crash. It’s unclear whether intoxication was a factor in the crash. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.

Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can give more information about the crash are urged to call CHP’s Contra Costa-area office, and anyone with information was asked to call (925) 646-4980.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,985 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents across the country in 2018. (NHTSA). Motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than automobile passengers to die from crash-related injuries per vehicle mile driven the same year.

California is an ideal location for motorbike riders to enjoy the surroundings. There’s a lot to see and do in the Bay Area and along Highway 101. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle in California is fraught with danger. Motorcycle fatalities account for 17% of all traffic fatalities in this city. Only Florida has a higher total number of fatal motorcycle accidents.

California is not a safe state for bikers. In 2017, more than 500 motorcyclists were killed, and more than 15,500 were wounded in California. The high figures are unsurprising given that California has over 800,000 registered motorcycle owners.

In a motorbike accident, wearing a helmet minimizes your chance of catastrophic head or brain injury. In California, a universal helmet law is in effect. This regulation requires every motorcycle rider and passenger to wear a helmet while on the road.

Unsafe lane changes frequently cause motorcycle accidents, left-hand turns in front of bikers, and cars pulling out of side streets or parking lots into the path of oncoming motorcycles.

Contra Costa County Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyers for Victims

Recovering from a major motorcycle crash may take some time. Some victims sustain serious injuries that can take weeks to even months of recovery. Unfortunately, not everyone survives a motorcycle accident.

The victim’s family may experience extreme stress and trauma as they are still going through the process of grief after suddenly losing a loved one from a fatal motorcycle accident.

Contact Arash Law today to book your no-obligation consultation and case evaluation with one of our California motorcycle accident lawyers. Our California motorcycle accident lawyers will send a demand letter for your damages, ensuring that it reflects the maximum compensation that you deserve.

Our compassionate Contra Costa County motorcycle accident lawyers from Arash Law believe that you should be compensated for 100 percent of your economic and non-economic damages and will fight for this on your behalf. Get in touch online or call (888) 488-1391.

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