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DOS PALOS: David Ring Killed In Car Accident While Riding Motorcycle By Valeria Avenue


Oct 24, 2018

David Ring Accident: Dos Palos Resident Killed In Car Accident After Being Thrown Off His Motorcycle On Valeria Avenue

 DOS PALOS, CALIFORNIA (October 24, 2018) A motorcyclist identified as David Ring  was tragically killed after he was hit by a car that was traveling on Valeria Avenue.

Police are saying that David Ring was riding his motorcycle around 10:30 a.m. and was thrown off after hitting a dog. The victim was thrown off the bike and then hit by another driver that was arrested under suspicion of DUI.

Family members are saying that the victim leaves behind his wife of 40 years and a daughter. The victim’s sister, Dawn Marie Mccarty, said that he was a great person and said that the dog should have been locked up.

According to Dawn Marie Mccarty, drivers are constantly speeding down Valeria Avenue. The man suspected of DUI that hit the victim was booked at the Merced County Main Jail.

Police are asking anyone that may have seen the accident that killed David Ring to reach out to California Highway Patrol.

Liability In Car Accidents Involving Loose Animals

Dog owners in California have a responsibility to keep their animals secured. Dog owner’s are held strictly liable if their animal injures another person that was lawfully on public property. A victim or their family may be able to recover damages by filing a personal injury claim against the dog owner’s home insurance policy. Depending on the facts of any case, there may be multiple sources of potential negligence. If a driver hits a pedestrian that was previously involved in an accident they may face civil liability as well. According to the California vehicle code, all drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front of them.  If a driver hits a pedestrian or rear-ends another vehicle this is usually fairly strong evidence that they were driving too fast or were not paying attention. A victim or their family will have the ability to seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Getting Help From A Motorcycle Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of David Ring as they are grieving such an incredible loss. The owner of this dog and the driver needs to be held responsible for what has happened. Anyone that may have knowledge about what happened should contact police in Dos Palos for the sake of all of those that have been affected.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident you may have legal recourse. Our personal injury attorneys can take steps to make sure that your rights are being preserved. We have the resources to investigate your case and to make sure that you are taken care of. We’ve been helping families for over 40 years and will fight hard on your behalf. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to get more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at by calling (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. ABC 30. Motorcyclist hit and killed by car in Dos Palos. October 22, 2018
  2. State Farm. Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents. 2018

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