Long Beach, CA (October 15, 2023) A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle in East Long Beach on Saturday evening, October 14th, 2023. According to Lt. J. Hotchkiss, the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m.
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Lt. Hotchkiss told City News Service that the collision happened at the intersection of Palo Verde Avenue and Willow Street. Emergency crews arrived to find the motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries.
Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital, where he later died, according to Hotchkiss. Authorities are still investigating the crash to determine cause and fault in this fatal East Long Beach collision.
Liability In Long Beach 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 Long Beach Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist killed in this collision. 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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