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Elk Grove Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified

Elk Grove Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove motorcycle accident attorney. A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early on Sunday morning and the rider has been identified as Tommy Allyn Jones.

Details of the Crash

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 26-year-old Tommy Allyn Jones, of Sacramento, was killed in a motorcycle accident early on Sunday morning in Elk Grove. The release from the CHP stated that an initial accident involving a speeding vehicle and a slow-moving vehicle in the right lane led to multiple other crashes along Highway 99 near Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove. After rolling multiple times, the Honda landed on its wheels facing the wrong direction on the road.

What Happened Next?

The police report then said that a witness to the crash began to help the driver of the Honda. The witness, identified as Dan Perlea, used tow straps to attach the Honda to his Jeep. The two began to tow the damaged vehicle out of the road when it was hit by Jones’ motorcycle.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Jones during this difficult time.

Injuries Suffered

Jones was thrown from his 2002 Harley Davidson into the right lane of the highway. The bike stopped in the center lane. A third vehicle became involved in the accident after the motorcycle crash when the driver of a 2012 Ford did not see the wreckage in the left lane. A fourth vehicle came driving down the right lane, hitting Jones and dragging him before coming to a stop. Authorities pronounced Jones dead upon arrival at the accident scene due to the traumatic injuries he suffered. No one else involved in the accident received medical treatment at a hospital.

Dealing with the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

The wrongful death of a loved one can be overwhelming to the point where you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. We understand your pain and suffering and know how difficult it can be to move forward with your life. Below are some tips for dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one:

  • Seek out therapy: it’s best to attend therapy with an experienced therapist, preferably someone a family member has used in the past.
  • Talk: talk about the loss of the loved one and how it has affected you personally. The more you talk about it, the more likely it is that you will begin to heal.
  • Surround yourself with loved ones. Try not to shut the world out of your life after the wrongful death of a loved one. Surround yourself with family and friends who are hurting over the loss, just like you are.
  • Exercise and eat healthy: start an exercise routine that you can stick to. Eat a healthy diet. Both of these will help keep your body healthy and make it easier for you to improve your emotional health following the tragedy.

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I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove motorcycle accident attorney. If you have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident due to wrongful death, call me at 916-694-0002 or 800-404-5400 for compassionate, no-obligation, friendly and free legal advice about your case.

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Motorcycle Riders by Arpingstone. Public Domain.

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