Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Elk Grove

A tragic accident involving a motorcyclist happened along Interstate 5 on the evening of Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The location of the accident was in the vicinity of Hood-Franklin Road near Elk Grove.

What Happened?

A man passed away after he was ejected off of his motorcycle and struck by another car along Interstate 5.

The incident happened at around 11:45 p.m. near the Hood-Franklin Road exit.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 51-year-old man was travelling north on Interstate 5 when he was involved in a crash. The force of the collision threw him from his motorcycle.

A Second Motorist Hit the Fallen Motorcyclist

As the second vehicle involved came upon the crash scene, the motorist braked and swerved in an attempt to avoid the wreckage and struck the driver of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was rushed to a hospital, but sadly he passed away a short time later.

We send our condolences to the loved ones of the motorcyclist who passed away.

What Caused The Fatal Motorcycle Accident?

It is still too early in the investigation to know for certain. It generally takes 7 to 10 days for the investigating authorities to prepare a traffic collision report. Sometimes the report may be inconclusive or wrong. This leaves the family of the victim with several unanswered questions as to how their loved one passed away. It is very important to have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney performing an independent investigation of the events leading up to the crash. Especially when a victim passes away and can not give his or her version of what transpired. A good attorney will check for driver inattentiveness, defects in the roadway, interview witnesses, and help protect the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves. An attorney will also preserve evidence (motorcycle, vehicles involved, helmet, clothing, etc.) and reconstruct the accident to determine liability (fault). Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney for more information.

Related Articles:

Elk Grove Motorcycle Accident and Wrongful Death Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove motorcycle accident attorney. If you or your family member was involved in a motor vehicle accident, please give me a call at (916) 694-0002 for free and friendly advice. If you are calling outside of the (916) region, please call me on my toll-free line at (800) 404-5400.

I’ve been practicing personal injury law exclusively since 1982.

I help victims and their families recover compensation for their personal injuries and wrongful death claims.

Check My Customer Reviews on Yelp!

See my customer reviews on the following three platforms: Google, Yelp! and Avvo, the attorney rating service.

Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A group of California Trial Attorneys who have won multiple million dollar settlements and/or vericts on behalf of the clients they serve.

Image Attribution: Wikimedia Commons – Images in the Public Domain

Source of Fatal Motorcycle Accident – http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/man-ejected-from-motorcycle-fatally-struck-by-vehicle-on-i5/41142136.

For more personal injury information please visit my website: www.autoaccident.com



Contact Information