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.
A fatal car accident can forever alter the lives of those who are left behind to mourn the loss of loved ones. Not only must they learn how to live without a beloved relative who has unexpectedly died in a car accident, but they are often also left struggling to pay any of the final expenses that may be associated with that loss. This is one reason why some surviving relatives choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal California car crash.
California authorities are still investigating a fatal collision between a tractor-trailer and a much smaller Toyota Tundra that took place in late April. The truck accident resulted in deadly injuries to the 18-year-old passenger of the Tundra. Additionally, the 18-year-old driver suffered what were described as major injuries, and the truck driver received a laceration on one of his hands.
A recent fatal motorcycle accident prompted a California official to remind people that May will mark Motorcycle Awareness Month, and to urge caution in watching out for motorcyclists when taking to the streets and highways. The motorcycle accident happened when a truck traveling southbound on a California freeway lost control and smashed into the center median. Debris that was kicked up from the collision then fatally struck a motorcyclist who was driving in the northbound lane of traffic.
Stopping after a California car accident is not just a good idea, it is typically a requirement. Failing to stop at a car accident involving injuries can often result in criminal actions being taken against a driver who is found to have been responsible for causing the incident. This appears to be the case for one California man who apparently caused a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 71-year-old man and left his wife of the same age suffering from major injuries.
Multiple-vehicle car accidents can often prove particularly damaging, especially to any motorcyclists who are unexpectedly caught up in a collision. One recent motorcycle accident resulted in the potentially wrongful death of a man who came upon an earlier accident scene. He was unable to avoid crashing his motorcycle into one of the cars that was involved in that earlier crash.
It can be difficult for family members to make the decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the wake of a fatal California accident. However, sometimes it is the right decision to make in order to seek an additional level of justice for a loved one whose life has been cut short. A wrongful death lawsuit can also help cover the final expenses of someone who has been killed in a fatal truck accident and can help provide financially for dependents that have been left behind.
Hit-and-run accidents often leave families struggling to understand why they have lost a loved one. One such recent California car accident left a tow-truck driver dead after he tried to assist a motorist stranded on the side of Pacific Coast Highway. Witnesses to the hit-and-run accident stated that a silver vehicle headed east struck the man on the side of the road as it passed by the stranded vehicle.
When cars get into collisions with trains, catastrophic injuries are often the result for the occupants of the much smaller vehicles. One recent California train accident caused fatal injuries to a woman who was only in her mid-20s. At last report, officials were still investigating the exact factors surrounding the train collision and the woman's potential wrongful death.
A Los Gatos, California, man died after being struck by a car in Truckee late last month. He was riding on his bicycle when the accident occurred. Several citizens witnessed the accident and were at the scene performing CPR on the man. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, but was pronounced dead after arriving.