Kaylin Riolo injured, one other killed in motorcycle crash on I-5 near Fort Tejon
FORT TEJON, CA (October 12, 2022) – Kaylin Riolo, 30, of Emeryville, was injured in a motorcycle accident involving a big rig truck on I-5 near Fort Tejon.
The accident occurred on Sunday, October 9, at around 4:30 p.m. on the northbound side of I-5 near Lebec Service Road.
Riolo was a passenger on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle whose driver was killed after colliding with a Hyundai Freightliner semi-truck. The male driver’s name has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.
The truck driver was identified as Joe Riddle, 55, and was not injured in the collision.
Kaylin Riolo was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
Two of the northbound I-5 lanes were closed for five hours for clean up and investigation.
The nature and cause of the incident is still under investigation, but witnesses or anyone with more information are encouraged to call the California Highway Patrol Fort Tejon department.
We hope that Kaylin Riolo makes a speedy and full recovery, and offer our condolences to the man who passed away as a result of this tragic accident.
Liability In Fort Tejon 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 Kaylin Riolo’s Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist killed in this tragic crash, and wish Kaylin Riolo a speedy recovery. 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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