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Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Lancaster: Driver Arrested for DUI

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision in Lancaster

Lancaster, CA (May 12, 2023) Authorities reported that a motorcyclist lost their life in Lancaster after a collision with a vehicle, leading to the arrest of the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Deputies from the Lancaster Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department were called to the intersection of Avenue K at Sixth Street East at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Thursday. According to Sgt. Michael Politano, it was determined that the driver of a Lincoln Zephyr, traveling westbound on Avenue K, made a left turn in front of the motorcyclist who was heading eastbound on Avenue K.

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The male victim’s identity and age remain unknown, but he tragically succumbed to his injuries at the scene. It is uncertain whether the speed of the motorcyclist played a role in the accident.

Upon investigation, authorities discovered that the driver of the Lincoln Zephyr was driving under the influence. As a result, they arrested the individual on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, as stated by Sgt. Politano.

Liability In Lancaster 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 the Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Anyone with information regarding this collision was asked to call the Lancaster Sheriff Station at 661-948-8466.

Accident News Now, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. If you need more information about a car accident in Lancaster, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. We are committed to ensuring that accident victims are aware of their rights, and negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you have legal questions or need an independent investigation into an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

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