Daniel Harris Goleta: Daniel Harris Killed In Goleta Motorcycle Accident On Cathedral Oaks By King Daniel Lane
GOLETA, CALIFORNIA (September 8, 2020) – a 58-year-old motorcyclist identified as Daniel Harris has tragically died in a car accident along Cathedral Oaks by King Daniel Lane.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 3:54 p.m. on Friday. Daniel Harris was traveling eastbound on a white Yamaha motorcycle.
A Dodge Charger made a left turn onto Cathedral Oaks in front of Daniel Harris. The motorcyclist was not able to avoid the crash and hit the car.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures Daniel Harris died as a result of his injuries.
The motorcycle caught fire following the collision which then spread to nearby brush. An investigation into the fatal motorcycle accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Goleta Motorcycle Accidents
Nearly 5,000 motorcyclists are killed every year in the United States. Many of these collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. According to California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement.” There are a number of common reasons that left-turn accidents take place:
- Drivers may be distracted
- They may fail to see oncoming vehicles
- They may be intoxicated
- They may misjudge the speed of oncoming vehicles
- They may be fatigued
The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of love. In order to win a civil claim plaintiffs must demonstrate negligence. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. It is therefore important to act quickly.
Investigating A Goleta Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Daniel Harris. Any person that may have seen this accident should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent additional accidents like this.
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