One Person Killed In Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Near The Intersection of 24th Street and Wah Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 8, 2019) – At least one person died in a car accident not far from 24th Street and Wah Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the crash took place around 6:30 p.m. One driver crashed into a motorcyclist for reasons that remain under investigation.
The two people that were one the motorcycle were ejected. One died and another sustained major injuries. Police are saying that the driver was turning onto Wah Avenue at the time of the accident.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to check their surroundings before turning or switching lanes. Any driver that makes a left turn and hits another motorcyclist will usually be held at fault at unless they had a green arrow. Unfortunately, a lot of drivers are not fully paying attention as they make left turns because they are looking towards oncoming traffic.
According to California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”
The family of a victim that died in a motorcycle accident may have recourse under California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. The victim’s next of kin will be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After A Motorcycle Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We care deeply about making sure that our clients receive justice following an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.