Jordan Grant Accident: Cal Poly Student Killed In Car Accident While Riding Motorcycle After BMW Driver Made Unsafe Left Turn On Highway 101 By El Campo Road – Please Support The Family Of The Victim By Donating To Their Go Fund Me Page
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (October 20, 2018) An 18-year-old Cal Poly student identified as Jordan Benjamin Grant has tragically died after he was involved in a car accident on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the fatal motorcycle accident took place around 4:50 p.m. when the driver of a BMW was making an unsafe left turn. The BMW pulled directly in front of Jordan Benjamin Grant who was riding a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle.
The victim’s motorcycle slid into the left side of the BMW and the rider was ejected. Emergency medical workers rushed to the scene of the accident in order to treat the victim for his injuries. But he was later pronounced dead.
Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong announced the death of Jordan Grant in an email to students. “We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with Jordan’s family and friends during this very difficult time,” said Armstrong.
The California Highway Patrol is urging anyone that may have seen the motorcycle accident to come forward and call 805-594-8700. Counseling services have also been made available to students by calling 805-756-2511.
Motorcycle Accident Fatalities and Injuries
Motorcyclists are much more likely than passengers in a car to die or become seriously injured after a crash. Alcohol and speeding are major contributing factors to crashes. In an effort to curb the severity of motorcycle accidents a number of states have adopted mandatory helmet use laws. But this still applies to less than half of the states. Even when a motorcyclist is driving perfectly safe, riders can still be in grave danger. Most accidents occur when car or truck drivers don’t see motorcyclists and rear-end them or make dangerous left turns. A motorcycle accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts for your case and let you know what your rights are.
Liability In Motorcycle Crashes Involving Left Turns
Drivers have a common law duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid accidents. This is especially true when drivers are trying to make left turns. According to the California Vehicle Code, drivers attempting to turn left must yield the right-of-way to all approaching vehicles that are close enough to pose a hazard. Unless a driver had a green light, they will typically be held liable for an accident while they were making a left turn. A victim of a motorcycle accident or their family may have the ability to file a claim for damages including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Preserving Your Rights After A Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of Jordan Grant. This was a bright young man with a promising future ahead of him. It is clear by those that knew him that he was well loved and taken from this Earth too soon. We strongly encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to investigators at 805-594-8700. This should have never taken place.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys have the resources to investigate your case and take steps to preserve your rights. We have been helping accident victims for over 40 years and focus exclusively on personal injury law. Whether you are trying to get more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights you’re always welcome to reach out to us. You can call us anytime at (888) 888-9285.
GABBY FERREIRA. Motorcyclist killed in Sunday crash on Highway 101 identified as Cal Poly student. October 20, 2018
Nolo. Motorcycle Accidents: An Overview. 2018
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