A 47-year-old man identified as Charles C. was killed after a motorcycle collision in Hemet on Monday afternoon, May 24.
The deadly collision happened shortly after 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Johnston Avenue and Yale Street in Hemet.
A passing sedan reportedly struck a motorcyclist at the intersection. Clarke, who was riding the motorcycle, was ejected onto the roadway.
Paramedics later arrived at the scene and attempted to perform life-saving measures on the motorcyclist. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist was unable to survive his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The sedan driver remained at the scene and waited for the first responders. The crash is currently under investigation.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are terrible tragedies that almost always result in more harm to the motorcyclist than the other party involved. Motorcyclists are highly vulnerable to collisions and can easily sustain catastrophic and fatal injuries.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, motorcycle riders have 16 times the risk of injury and 35 times the risk of a fatal crash compared to car passengers.
California has one of the largest numbers of registered motorcycles in the U.S. There are over 800,000 registered motorcycles in California. In 2017, 16,505 motorcycle accidents occurred on California roadways, which resulted in 15,527 injuries and 541 deaths.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Riverside County
The stress and sorrow following a loved one’s death due to an accident can be too overwhelming. Professional wrongful death attorneys can stay updated on the official investigation on behalf of the family while ensuring that their client’s legal rights and best interests are protected.
While nothing can reverse the damage incurred in a motorcycle accident, the civil courts offer a financial remedy to injured parties. After a motorcycle crash, speak to an experienced injury attorney immediately.
Our attorneys from Arash Law can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
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