Larry Stanford and Penny Stanford Died In Car Accident While Riding Motorcycle On Highway 145 In Madera
MADERA, CALIFORNIA (July 10, 2021) – Two people identified as Larry Stanford and Penny Stanford have tragically died in a motorcycle accident on Highway 145.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:12 p.m. on Wednesday. Larry Stanford and Penny Stanford were traveling down the highway on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The driver of a Hyundai attempted to make a left turn in front of them immediately prior to the collision. Both of the victims were ejected and sustained critical injuries.
Larry Stanford was airlifted to the Community Regional Medical Center. Penny Stanford was taken in an ambulance to the Madera Community Hospital.
Tragically, both victims died after being administered to the hospital.
Liability In Madera Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle can be very difficult and is much more dangerous than traveling in an enclosed vehicle. Even if a motorcyclist is perfectly safe and aware of their surroundings they can be blindsided by drivers that make dangerous left turns. California law requires drivers that are turning left to yield the right of way to drivers that are close enough so as to pose a hazard. There are a number of common reasons that drivers make dangerous left turns.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
When a driver is negligent and causes an accident they can be held responsible in a number of ways. A police department could charge a driver following a crash depending on the specific facts of an accident. The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what caused an accident.
Investigating A Madera Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Larry Stanford and Penny Stanford. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have suffered through so much.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get justice and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we can help. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.