Imperial, CA (September 18, 2022) – On Wednesday, September 14, an accident involving a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer was reported in Imperial that killed one person.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident occurred, near the junction of State Route 111 and a private road. The motorcycle was traveling east towards State Route 111 and was driven by a 40-year-old man. A semi-truck was traveling southbound on State Route 111 when it crossed into the path of the motorcyclist at the intersection with the private road. The impact caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the vehicle and sustain catastrophic injuries.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. They arrived, shortly thereafter, and rendered care to the injured. Sadly, the motorcyclist’s injuries were too severe and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The motorcyclist’s name has not been released at this time. The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Motorcycles are a very common mode of transportation in California. California leads the country with more than 800,000 registered motorcycles in the state, which has increased over the years. Motorcycles are very commonly ridden in California for several reasons, including the state’s favorable year-round climate, beautiful scenery, historic roads, and low fuel and maintenance costs. Motorcyclists are entitled to share the roadways. Drivers owe a duty of care to each other to operate their vehicles in a way to minimize the risk of danger to the other drivers on the road. Drivers also owe a duty of care to watch for motorcyclists and respect their space.
Thousands of commercial trucks travel on California’s roads each day. Trucks can be difficult to control and maneuver and have a longer stopping time than other vehicles. Trucks are frequently in accidents as a result. The increased presence of trucks and motorcycles on California’s roadways has led to an increase in accidents involving the two. Sadly, when trucks and motorcycles are involved in an accident, the motorcyclist often sustains severe injuries or death, due to the size discrepancy between the two vehicles. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable in an accident since there is nothing surrounding them, like the frame of a car, to shield them from a sudden impact.
After a trucking accident, a truck company wants to minimize the amount of money they have to pay to the victim. Many different parties can be at fault when there is a truck accident, including the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or cargo loaders. All of these factors can make truck accident cases and determining liability complex since each party will be pointing blame elsewhere. Therefore, having an experienced truck accident attorney evaluate your case is best.
Losing a loved one in a truck accident is a catastrophic time filled with overwhelming feelings of shock and grief. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person in your life. However, a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can help you get justice for your deceased family member, help you cope with their passing, and to continue to provide for your family in your loved one’s absence. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you with this process and ease the burden of handling legal and insurance matters.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact an Imperial wrongful death attorney by calling (949) 536-9467 to see how we can help you.
Note: This accident news post was created with the use of outside sources. These sources include local news reports, state and local police reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious truck accidents that occur in Southern California. For that reason, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is incorrect, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at the actual accident. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.