Trevis Sloan San Diego: Trevis Sloan of San Bernardino Died In Bonsall Motorcycle Accident With Pickup Truck Pulling Horse Trailer On State Route 76 By Sweetgrass Lane
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (October 22, 2019) – A 43-year-old motorcyclist identified as Trevis Sloan has tragically died in an accident with a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer on State Route 76 by Sweetgrass Lane.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 6:15 p.m. Trevis Sloan was on a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was hit by the pickup truck as it was merging onto State Route 76.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Trevis Sloan was transported in an ambulance to the Palomar Medical Center but later died due to his injuries.
The 24-year-old woman who was driving the pickup truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
According to III, “Motorcycles are by their nature far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. They are also less visible to other drivers and pedestrians and less stable than four-wheel vehicles. Operating a motorcycle requires a different combination of physical and mental skills than those used in driving four-wheel vehicles. Motorcyclists and their passengers are more vulnerable to the hazards of weather and road conditions than drivers in closed vehicles.” Even if a motorcyclist is completely safe they rune the risk of being injured by drivers that fail to see them.
This is especially problematic when drivers are merging onto the freeway. Every vehicle has blind spots which is why drivers must use their turn signals and check their blind spots before attempting a merge. According to the California DMV Handbook:
- Do not try to merge into a gap that is too small.
- Watch for vehicles around you. Use your mirrors and turn signals. Turn your head to look quickly over your shoulder before changing lanes or merging in traffic.
- If you need to cross several freeway lanes, cross them one at a time. If you wait until all of the lanes are clear, you may cause traffic delays or a collision.
Drivers that cause accidents while making lane changes may face civil liability for their actions. If the at fault driver was working at the time of an accident the company that they were working for could be held liable. For example, an individual may have been transporting livestock for a farm or other business. It’s important that there is an investigation after an accident in order for all the facts to come out.
The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Potential claimants in a civil matter could include the victim’s spouse, children or siblings. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and get you the answers that you deserve.
Investigating A San Diego County Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Trevis Sloan. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the victim’s family.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that proactive steps are being taken to make our roads safer. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.