Steven Hill‚ 47‚ was killed in a Fresno motorcycle accident on October 2‚ 2010‚ after his bike collided with a 2003 Chevrolet at an intersection. According to a news report in The Fresno Bee‚ this fatal motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Valentine Avenues and Jensen‚ approximately 300 miles north of San Diego.
Hill was riding his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Valentine when he stopped at a stop sign. He then entered into the path of the Chevrolet‚ as he crossed Jensen. According to the investigating police officers‚ the driver of the Chevrolet appeared to have the right-of-way at the time. Hill was pronounced died at the accident scene.
Juan Jose Fernandez‚ 30‚ who was driving the Chevrolet‚ fortunately suffered only minor injuries due to this truck accident. The investigation is going to determine the exact cause of this motorcycle accident.
According to the news report‚ there are many things that the investigating officers need to find out. Was this accident caused by a dangerous intersection? Was Hill unable to see the approaching vehicle for some reason such as bushes or hedges? Was the car driver distracted due to lack of sleep? The traffic collision happened at 11:30 p.m. and it is a well known fact that late night and early morning accidents are often caused by lack of sleep or driving under the influence of alcohol. We trust that the officers are also looking into whether other factors such as reckless driving or driving under influence played a part in this fatal motorcycle accident.
If Fernandez is determined to have been at fault‚ then he could be held liable for causing Hill’s wrongful death. If a dangerous condition on the roadway caused or contributed to this crash‚ the governmental agency responsible for maintaining this roadway could also be held liable. An experienced Fresno motorcycle accident lawyer will be able better advice Hill or his family about their legal rights and options. Hill can seek compensation for the medical costs‚ cost of hospitalization and the pain and suffering he went through.
Ross Jurewitz is a motorcycle accident lawyer in Fresno and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a personal injury law firm in San Diego dedicated to representing families of people injured in California motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a motorcycle accident in Fresno‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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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