Richard Holguin Hollister: Richard Peter Holguin Killed In Hollister Motorcycle Accident On State Route 25 By Shore Road
HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA (June 27, 2019) – One man identified as Richard Peter Holguin has tragically died in a car accident while riding a motorcycle on State Route 25 near Shore Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:35 a.m. There was another driver going southbound on State Route 25 in a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The driver of the Ford pickup truck made a left turn as Richard Peter Holguin was in the intersection. The motorcycle collided with the rear of the pickup truck causing the rider to be ejected.
Despite life-saving efforts Richard Holguin later died due to his injuries. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident at this time.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in accidents than other vehicles in part because of their small profile. Left turns are often fatal to motorcycle riders because drivers won’t see them and then cut directly into their path. Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic before making a left turn. According to California Vehicle Code 21801:
(a) 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 any person that died in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. The statute allows a victim’s next of kin to recover for some of the emotional and economic loses that result from an accident. This may include lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A motorcycle accident attorney can investigate your claim free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened.
Investigating A Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Richard Peter Holguin. Any person that may have witnessed what happened should reach out to the Hollister police department as they continue to investigate. City officials should also look into any measures that can be put in place to make this intersection safer.
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a motorcycle accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need more information about a particular incident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.