Sacramento, CA (September 21, 2023) A motorcyclist died on Wednesday evening following a crash on Highway 50, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. It happened around 6:00 p.m.
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The motorcyclist was heading north on Highway 50, near Sunrise Boulevard, when they collided with another vehicle. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found the motorcyclist dead.
Multiple lanes were closed so an investigation could be conducted. The driver of the other vehicle involved remained at the scene, uninjured, and cooperated with officers.
Liability In Sacramento 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 Sacramento Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist killed in this accident. 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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