SUV plows into motorcyclists near Myers Flat leaving one dead along with driver
MYERS FLAT, CA (June 22, 2022) – An SUV plowed into a group of five motorcyclists near Myers Flat, causing two of them to be ejected from their bikes and killing one. The SUV driver was also killed in the crash according to KRCR news.
The accident occurred on the night of June 13 on Highway 101 when a Toyota 4Runner crossed double yellow lines on the road into an oncoming pack of motorcycles.
The second motorcyclist who survived being thrown from his bike was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.
Officials are withholding the names of the motorcyclist and SUV driver in this case until they notify next of kin.
It is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol were factors in this crash.
Liability In Myers Flat 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 Myers Flat 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 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 (844) 966-0965.