47-year-old South Lake Tahoe man killed in motorcycle accident on Black Bart Avenue

Posted: July 21, 2022

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (July 21, 2022) -A 47-year-old man on a motorcycle was killed in a South Lake Tahoe accident with a pickup truck, according to KOLO News.

The California Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened around 6:48 a.m. at Black Bart and Hank Monk avenues.

The motorcyclist, a man on a 2009 Yamaha, was going north on Black Bart Avenue. The driver of a 2016 Toyota turned left onto Black Bart Avenue from Hank Monk Avenue and the motorcycle collided with the side of the Toyota.

The motorcyclist was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital where he died. The 40-year-old Toyota driver was treated at Barton Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

The identities of both motorists are currently unknown, but we will update this story with more details as they become available.

Liability In Lake Tahoe 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 A Lake Tahoe Motorcycle Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the decedent in this case. 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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