Santa Fe Springs accident on 5 freeway leaves one dead
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (May 11, 2022) – A motorcyclist was killed in Santa Fe springs when it collided with another vehicle on the 5 freeway.
The accident occurred on Tuesday when the motorcycle and a sedan collided at around 4:05 p.m. according to the California Highway Patrol.
The motorcyclist died on the scene, and the accident caused a significant backup of traffic on the southbound side of the 5 freeway.
Authorities are waiting to release the victim’s name until next of kin are notified.
Liability In Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs Motorcycle Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a motorcycle accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We at West Coast Trial Lawyers are committed to helping accident victims get the information and support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.