Jeffrey Isaacson Westminster: 40-year-old Motorcyclist Killed In Garbage Truck Accident After Fatal Crash; Please Support The Family By Donating To Their Go Fund Me Page
WESTMINSTER, CALIFORNIA (January 10, 2018) – A 40-year-old man identified as Jeffrey Isaacson from Stanton has tragically died in a car accident after he was hit by a garbage truck while riding his motorcycle on Wednesday.
Westminster police are saying that the garbage truck accident took place around 7:21 a.m., according to the Orange County Coroner. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the motorcycle accident, but Jeffrey Isaacson later died due to his injuries.
There was an outpouring of shock and grief on Facebook by those that knew Jeffrey Isaacson. Jason Warner wrote, “Life is short, live it to the fullest. You are already missed buddy. Sending love to your family in the time of need. #saddened #MotorcycleAccident.”
Westminster police are asking anyone that may have seen the crash to reach out to them at (714) 898-3315.
Liability In Garbage Truck Accidents
Garbage trucks can weigh anywhere from 15-32 tons, more than 7 times heavier than a passenger car. Accidents with these vehicles can leave victims with devastating injuries and often result in death. Aside from their weight one of the main dangers of garbage trucks are their large blind spots. The blind spots are big enough to make a car disappear and can easily obscure motorcyclists.
Another serious danger with garbage trucks are left turn collisions. Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to vehicles before turning left, according to California Vehicle Code 21801. But garbage truck operators can become distracted or fatigued and fail to see oncoming motorcyclists. A disproportionate number of motorcyclists are killed every year because other drivers are not paying attention before turning.
The family of a motorcyclists that died in an accident is protected by a number of laws. According to California’s code of civil procedure 377.60, a victim’s next of kin is able to hold a negligent driver accountable through a wrongful death claim. A motorcycle accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting A Police Report After A Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeffrey Isaacson as they are going through such a difficult time. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help reduce accidents in the future. No family should ever have to suffer through something like this.
If someone that you love has died in a garbage truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you have. We care deeply about our clients and work tirelessly to make sure that they are taken care of. Whether you need a free police report after an accident, would like to promote a Go Fund Me page or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.