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BURNEY: Jon Langley killed, Tina Ascheman Injured In Motorcycle Accident On Highway 299 After Hitting Dog


Jun 16, 2019

Jon Langley Burney: Jon Langley of Magalia killed, Tina Ascheman Injured In Burney Motorcycle Accident On Highway 299 After Hitting Dog

BURNEY, CALIFORNIA (June 15, 2019) – A 46-year-old motorcyclist identified as Jon Langley was killed and his 43-year-old passenger Tina Ascheman was injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 299 near Enterprise Drive.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Jon Langley and Tina Ascheman were riding down Highway 299 on a Harley Davidson when a dog ran in front of them. 

Jon Langley and Tina Ascheman were both injured as a result of the accident. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. 

Despite life-saving efforts Jon Langley was pronounced dead due to her injuries. Tina Ascheman was taken by ambulance to the Mayers Memorial Hospital in order to receive treatment. 

There is an ongoing investigation into the motorcycle accident. 

Liability In Motorcycle Accidents Involving Animals

Generally speaking, animal owners have a legal responsibility to properly secure their animals (see, for example, Thomas v. Stenberg (2012) 206 Cal. App. 4th 654, 665.) If a dog, horse, cow or pig trespasses onto a private roadway and causes an accident the owner could be held strictly liable. If the roadway is public normal standards of negligence will apply. Victims of motorcycle accidents often suffer devastating injuries including:

  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Internal trauma
  • Death

The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse under California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can include compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills and emotional trauma. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with pursuing civil claims. It is therefore important to be proactive. 

Investigating A Motorcycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our  deepest condolences to the family of Jon Langley and hope that Tina Ascheman is able to make a full recover. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Who owned this dog and why was it wandering the roads freely?

If you or someone that you love has been involved in a motorcycle 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 those rights are being protected. Whether you have questions or need more information about a particular incident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach us at (888) 888-9285.

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