38-year-old Brian Ortiz of Oakley killed in motorcycle accident after colliding with SUV

Posted: June 23, 2022

OAKLEY, CA (June 23, 2022) – Brian Ortiz, 38, of Oakley, was killed in a motorcycle accident when an SUV pulled in front of him according to East Bay Times.

The accident occurred Thursday, June 16, at around 4:10 p.m. at Laurel Road and Harvest Circle.

Police officers say that Ortiz was speeding on his motorcycle, which may have been a factor in his ability to react to the vehicle that pulled in front of him.

Officers are still conducting an investigation to determine the events leading up to the cause of the accident.

At this time, it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident that killed Brian Ortiz. There are also no details on the identity or condition of the driver in the SUV.

We will update this story with more information if it becomes available to us. Any witnesses are asked to contact Oakley police at 925-625-8855.

Liability In Oakley 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 An Oakley Motorcycle Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a 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.

 

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