Santa Clara County, CA (November 30, 2023) 68-year-old Ramesh Babu Krishna Sastry from Los Gatos lost his life in Santa Clara County when he was involved in a motorcycle accident. Officers reported that the accident occurred between San Martin and Morgan Hill at approximately 2:45 p.m. at UvasRoad and Wastonville Road.
Initial reports indicate that Sastry failed to stop at a posted stop sign while traveling east on Uvas Road. A 60-year-old woman was riding behind him as a passenger on the motorcycle. Sastry made a turn and was immediately hit by Toyota Camry, driven by a 41-year-old man, who was driving south.
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Emergency crews arrived and found that Ramesh Babu Krishna Sastry had been killed in the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities and the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office was in charge of identifying the victim. His passenger sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital.
The driver of the Toyota was uninjured in this collision. He remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities during their investigation. Officers do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be factors in this tragic collision.
Fault In A Santa Clara County Motorcycle Accident
Motorcyclists have a naturally small profile and are more likely to be overlooked by other drivers. So, who is actually at fault when a vehicle and a motorcycle collide? 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.”
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.
How Is A Santa Clara County Motorcycle Accident Investigated?
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ramesh Babu Krishna Sastry during this difficult time of loss. 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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