MORENO VALLEY, CA (July 20, 2022) – Byron Alexa Cifuentes Saucedo, 23, is suspected of driving under the influence, causing a fatal collision with a Mikela Lang, who was on her motorcycle, at a Moreno Valley intersection, authorities said today.
Byron Saucedo was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on Tuesday on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter with intoxication and hit-and-run resulting in great bodily injury for the death of Mikela Lang of Moreno Valley.
Saucedo is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Saucedo was driving his 2010 Nissan Altima eastbound on Filaree Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday when the traffic signal at the intersection of Filaree and Perris Avenue turned red.
Sgt. Robert Grmusha said the suspect failed to stop for the red light and entered the intersection just as Mikela Lang drove through it going southbound on Perris aboard her 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650.
“The Kawasaki motorcycle collided with the Nissan’s driver side, causing the rider to be ejected forward from the motorcycle,” Grmusha said.
The victim was hurled onto the roadway.
Byron Saucedo allegedly bailed out of his sedan and attempted to run away but was stopped by witnesses, who physically restrained him until patrol
deputies arrived, according to the sergeant.
Paramedics reached the location within 10 minutes and pronounced Lang dead at the scene.
Grmusha said the ensuing investigation indicated that Saucedo was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Background information on the suspect was not available.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Moreno Valley 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 Mikela Lang’s Crash Due to Byron Saucedo
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mikela Lang. 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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