Los Angeles, CA (November 28, 2023) – 20 year old Malerie Santos and 20 year old Adrian Fuentes were both killed on Thursday, November 23rd, in a tragic motorcycle crash on Amar Road in the West Covina area. According to police reports the accident took place around 5:10 p.m. at the intersection with Westport Street.
The West Covina Police Department responded to the scene and found that the two had been riding a motorcycle together on Amar Road when they collided with a sedan and an SUV at the intersection for unknown cause.
Have you or someone you know been injured in an accident? Reach out to us at any time at 844-966-0965
Paramedics from West Covina Fire Department were soon at the scene where they found the two riders had been severely injured. They attempted to save their lives, but their injuries were too severe and they were pronounced dead at the scene. Occupants from the car and SUV were also treated for minor injuries.
The West Covina Police Department are investigating the deaths of Malerie Santos and Adrian Fuentes in order to determine the cause and fault of the accident.
Liability West Covina Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists have a naturally small profile and are more likely to be overlooked by other drivers. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. According to California Vehicle Code 22107, “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a motorcycle accident including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.
Investigating the Deaths of Malerie Santos and Adrian Fuentes
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed. Anyone who may have additional information regarding this case should reach out to us. A full investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a West Covina car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get the information and support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.