Ronald Gillespie Killed In Placerville Motorcycle Accident By Gold Hill Road and Lotus Road
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA (October 2, 2020) – A 67-year-old motorcyclist identified as Ronald Gillespie has tragically died in a car accident near the intersection of Gold Hill Road and Lotus Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 3:20 p.m. on Sunday. Ronald Gillespie was driving his motorcycle when an 18-year-old driving a pickup truck pulled in front of him.
The front side of the pickup truck struck the Harley-Davidson the victim was driving. Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help Ronald Gillespie.
Despite life-saving measures he later died due to his injuries.
Liability In Placerville Motorcycle Accidents
If a driver makes a dangerous left turn in front of a motorcyclist they will typically be at fault in the event of an accident. 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 reasons that motorcycle accidents take place:
- Drivers may be distracted and fail to see motorcyclists
- Drives may be fatigued
- Drivers may be intoxicated
- Drivers may be speeding
The family of any victim that died in a car accident will have legal recourse through California Civil Code 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of love. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often fight hard to deny responsibility for an accident. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and get to the bottom of what may have caused an accident.
Investigating A Placerville Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ronald Gillespie. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a motorcycle accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they need. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free police report about a particular accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.