Tujunga, CA (November 27, 2023) A motorcyclist, identified as 69-year-old Nicholas Bruce, was killed in a Tujunga collision on Saturday, November 25th, according to authorities. The accident took place on Big Tujunga Canyon Road just before 1:00 p.m.
Officers received the call about the motorcycle crash in the 3500 block of Big Tujunga Canyon Road. The California Highway Patrol had to shut down both northbound and southbound lanes of Big Tujunga Canyon Road at North Trail Canyon Road, to clear the scene and investigate the accident.
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They found the motorcyclist down on the road, unresponsive. Medical personnel at the scene reported that Nicholas Bruce died from multiple blunt force traumatic injuries. Bruce was pronounced dead at the scene and the medical examiner took over. Bruce’s identity was withheld until the medical examiner could contact his family and notify them of his passing.
The motorcycle had to be towed from the scene and investigators are still working to try and determine what exactly happened.
Liability In Tujunga 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 Tujunga Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nocholas Bruce. 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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