A 17-year-old teenager identified as Tristyn Shae Madole was killed in a motorcycle accident in Hesperia on Tuesday Afternoon, April 28th.
According to the initial reports from the San Bernandino County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred at around 2:51 p.m. in the 1400 block of Bear Valley Road.
The teenager was reportedly riding a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by her father when it collided with several other vehicles on the roadway.
The circumstances that caused the fatal motorcycle accident is currently unknown. The teen was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim’s father was airlifted to a trauma center due to the severity of his injuries.
Additional information about the crash is limited as of today.
Fatal Motorcycle Investigation Is Underway
The sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team is currently attempting to determine the cause of the accident through the official investigation.
According to the data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle riders are 16 times more at risk of injury and 35 times more at risk of facing fatal crashes in comparison to a passenger of a private vehicle.
This is because motorcycle riders are less protected from the dangers on the road in comparison with a passenger of a private car. Motorcycle riders are also at risk of sustaining fatal injuries that could lead to paralysis and death.
All riders are required by law (in most states) to wear a helmet and are also encouraged to dress appropriately when riding their motorcycles. It is proven that helmets are 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
Some of the common factors why motorcycle accidents occur are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
Wrongful Death Attorney For Victims Of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In San Bernardino
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident can be quite devastating and stressful. Pending the results of the official investigation, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with the help of their attorney.
Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship and income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a helpful and compassionate legal guide for the victims 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.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death, as well as the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout the state of California with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego, and are more than happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.