Motorcyclist Killed In Orange Fire Truck Accident E. Collins Avenue and Roberto Avenue
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA (June 16, 2019) – A motorcyclist has tragically died following a collision with a fire truck by the intersection of E. Collins Avenue and Roberto Avenue.
Orange police are saying that the fire truck accident took place around 4:41 p.m. Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim.
He was taken to the hospital with major injuries and later died at the hospital. It remains unclear if the fire truck had lights and sirens at the time of the crash.
The California Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the crash.
Liability In Fire Truck Accidents
Fire truck operators and the cities that use them tend to have a great deal of immunity when it comes to accidents. However, fire truck operators have a legal responsibility to use their lights and sirens when they are responding to an emergency. According to California Vehicle Code 21055, an authorized emergency vehicle will be except from civil liability for a crash “If the driver of the vehicle sounds a siren as may be reasonably necessary and the vehicle displays a lighted red lamp visible from the front as a warning to other drivers and pedestrians.”
Any person that is injured in a fire truck accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a wrongful death claim could include compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Fire departments will often fight hard to deny liability for any accident. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your options are. An attorney can make sure evidence is being preserved and that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help After A Fire Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the motorcyclist that died in this accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an accident with a fire truck you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.