A 41-year-old Santee man was killed in an Alpine motorcycle accident that occurred on August 9‚ 2011‚ on around 9 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 8 (I-8) west of Tavern Road. According to the California Highway Patrol officers‚ the biker was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson eastbound and rear-ended 2001 international semi.
The 51-year-old truck driver Mario Solis told said he heard a noise from the back of the truck‚ pulled over‚ and saw the injured biker. The motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Investigating officers told that there were no indications of drugs and alcohol contributing to this fatal motorcycle crash.
Now the investigating officers need to determine what led to this collision. If it is found that the biker lost control of the bike due to a bike malfunction‚ then the motorcycle manufacturer will be held liable for victim’s wrongful death. The biker was wearing a helmet‚ though it was not a type approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The victim’s family members would be well advised to contact an experienced San Diego County motorcycle accident lawyer‚ who will analyze all aspects of the incident and make sure that the negligent parties are held liable. The motorcyclist’s family members might be eligible to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of anticipated wages‚ loss of love‚ care and companionship‚ and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the motorcyclist for such a tragic loss. Ross Jurewitz is a personal injury lawyer in San Diego County and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California motorcycle accident law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured in a motorcycle accident.
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Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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