Motorcyclist killed in Escondido on Mary Lane near Orangewood Drive
A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a van in Escondido on December 17.
ESCONDIDO, CA (December 19, 2022) – A 26-year-old San Diego man was killed when a van driver pulled out of a driveway and collided with the motorcycle he was driving in an unincorporated area near Escondido, the California Highway Patrol said today.
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At 2:16 p.m. Saturday, the victim was riding a black Honda CBR motorcycle in the northbound lane of Mary Lane, north of Orangewood Drive, according to CHP Officer Hunter Gerber. At the same time, a 22-year-old man from Fallbrook was driving a white Nissan NV 1500 van that was pulling out of a private driveway onto Mary Lane when it collided with the motorcycle.
The CHP and fire department paramedics responded to the scene. The rider of the Honda was taken to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
Alcohol was not suspected to have contributed to the cause of the collision, Gerber said.
Anyone who witnessed the accident was asked to call the CHP at 760-643-3400.
Liability In Escondido 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 the Motorcyclist Killed in Escondido
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist tragically 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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