One unidentified motorcyclist was killed after a deadly traffic crash in La Jolla on Thursday afternoon, January 7.
The accident transpired around 1:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of Torrey Pines Road near La Jolla Shores Beach. The motorcyclist was initially traveling northbound on Torrey Pines Road when he suddenly lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a center divider.
The rider was then ejected from his 2019 Honda sportbike and landed on the other side of the street, where a passing southbound Acura SUV hit him.
The motorcycle rider sustained fatal injuries from the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Additional details about the accident are unavailable at the moment.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
Motorcycle accidents can often lead to catastrophic and even devastating results. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, approximately 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2016 alone. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to the road’s dangers than passengers of private cars as seatbelts or airbags do not protect them. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear a helmet every time they ride their motorcycle to prevent fatal injuries. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
San Diego County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
While the investigation is on-going, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. Through the wrongful death claim, families can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship, pain, suffering, and emotional distress) that the tragic incident has caused them.
The stress and sorrow following a loved one’s death due to a motorcycle 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.
If you have a loved one that died from a tragic accident and you wish to pursue justice for them, our lawyers at Arash Law are ready to help. With decades worth of experience and excellent and capable attorneys, we can ensure that you will get the fair compensation you rightfully deserve. Visit our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego for inquiries and concerns. You may also call us at all (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation.