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FALLBROOK: Falling Tree Causes Motorcycle Accident on South Mission Road and West Elder Street

Mar 13, 2019

One Man Injured In Fallbrook Motorcycle Accident By The Intersection Near South Mission Road and West Elder Street

FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA (March 11, 2019) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after being hit by a falling tree near the intersection of South Mission Road and West Elder Street. 

Fallbrook authorities are saying that the accident took place during a period of heavy winds. Police closed down the road for several hours as they continued their investigation.

The unidentified man was transported to the hospital in order to be treated for major injuries. It is believed that the tree that fell was a eucalyptus. 

Liability In Accidents Involving Falling Trees

Accidents involving falling trees may seem like a freak occurrence, but they are actually fairly common. Around 100 people are killed in accidents involving falling trees every year. This is both unfortunate and many situations completely preventable. Depending on the facts of any case there may be municipal negligence for accidents involving falling trees. 

Cities are expected to maintain their grounds in  a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid accidents. This includes doing periodic inspections on trees to make sure that they are not in a dangerous conditions. Eucalyptus trees in particular are more prone to tipping over because of their shallow roots. The family of any person that dies after being hit by a falling tree may have the ability to file a municipal negligence claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are. 

Investigating A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that was killed in this motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, there have been a string of similar accidents across California. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation. 

Have you or someone that you love been injured in an accident with a falling tree. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that our clients get justice and that there rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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