Chad Tsumpes Thousand Oaks: 18-Year-Old Chad Tsumpes Tragically Died In Motorcycle Accident Involving Van At The Intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Marin Street
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA (May 21, 2019) – An 18-year-old motorcycle rider identified as Chad Tsumpes has tragically died after he was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Marin Street.
Thousand Oaks police are saying that Chad Tsumpes was traveling down Hillcrest Drive when he was struck by a van making a left turn. The victim sustained traumatic injuries as a result of the crash.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts Chad Tsumpes later died due to his injuries.
A Go Fund Me campaign has been created in order to help the victim’s family.
Liability In Left Turn Accidents
The number of motorcycle fatalities have generally decline in the United States. According to III, “Early estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) show that motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have decreased by 5.6 percent in 2017 compared with 2016, a reduction of approximately 296 fatalities.” But millions of motorcyclists remain at risk due to the reckless actions of other drivers.
For example, left turn collisions can easily be fatal for motorcycle riders. Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to motorcyclists, pedestrians and other drivers before making a left turn, but that does not always happen. 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 motorcycle rider that died in an accident may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable through a civil claim. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are. There are statute of limitations associated with pursuing a claim, so it’s important to be proactive.
Getting Help After A Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Chad Tsumpes. We encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page set up for the victims family. It is our sincere hope that anyone that may have seen what happened will reach out to the police in Thousand Oaks as they continue their investigation.
If you or someone that you love has been involved 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 legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the support that they need and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you need a free police report about a particular incident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.