Covina, CA (November 24, 2023) 2 people on a motorcycle were killed in a multiple vehicle collision on Thanksgiving Day, according to police officers. The fatal crash occurred right at 5:00 p.m. on Amar Road at Westport Street in west Covina.
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Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found two people and a motorcycle on the roadway. Two other vehicles were involved in this fatal collision. The drivers stopped and cooperated with authorities following the accident. Paramedics arrived at the scene, ready to use life-saving measures on the two people who had been riding the motorcycle. Sadly, they were both pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. Their identities have not been released and are awaiting notification of their next of kin, according to authorities.
Officers had to shut down the road for a while as they waited on the medical examiner to arrive. Investigators worked the scene in search of evidence and crews had to clean up debris from the roadway. The damaged motorcycle was removed from the scene.
Authorities are not certain what caused this fatal accident in west Covina, and the accident is still under investigation.
Liability In 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 A Covina Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the families of the two people killed in this Covina accident. 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.
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