Martin Contreras, 59, killed on motorcycle in a hit-and-run involving SUV
LANCASTER, CA (August 1, 2022) – Martin Contreras, 59, of Lancaster, was killed on his motorcycle early this morning when he was struck by a white SUV that left the scene.
The crash was reported at 12:51 a.m. on Sierra Highway north of Avenue I, said Lt. M. Prottung of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Contreras died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported.
News video from the scene showed the motorcyclist covered by a sheet in the roadway, his motorcycle and a white bumper on the right shoulder nearby.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
[via City News Service]
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:
- 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 Martin Contreras’ Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Martin Contreras. 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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