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Rider dies, others injured in California motorcycle accident

A recent multi-vehicle accident that occurred near Clearlake Oaks, California proved fatal for one motorcycle rider. The fatal motorcycle accident also caused injuries to several other people and even caused a minor brush fire. According to reports, the deadly crash happened around 9 p.m. and involved several vehicles, including the motorcycle. Emergency responders arrived to the scene of the collision where Highway 20 and Catholic Church Road meet.

Tragically, the operator of the motorcycle succumbed at the scene of the serious crash. Emergency workers discovered several other injured victims, who were apparently fit enough to be walking around the scene. Two other victims, however, were injured seriously enough to require transportation for medical treatment. Those victims, reportedly a parent and infant, were initially going to be taken to a hospital via air but were ultimately transported by ambulance on the ground instead.

Reports did indicate that an air ambulance transferred one injured victim to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Officials from several fire departments, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol were reported as being at the scene of the deadly conclusion. It is likely that police officials are investigating any potential causes or contributing factors in this crash, though details currently remain few.

While those details may be few, the fact is that this motorcycle accident has left at least one family mourning the loss of a loved one. In some fatal collisions, surviving relatives may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against another party. Succeeding in such a civil lawsuit will require that evidence be presented indicating that another person's negligence caused or contributed to the fatal accident. A successful wrongful death suit will allow a surviving family to recoup financial losses such as funeral expenses, medical costs and even damagers such as pain and suffering as well as lost income.

Source: Lake County News, "Fatal motorcycle crash reported near Clearlake Oaks," Elizabeth Larson, May 22, 2013

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