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Update | Modesto Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident with Beekeeper Truck

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Highway 108

Officers with the California Highway Patrol reported a fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 108 in Tuolumne County on the night of Monday, August 22, 2022. The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. on State Route 108 near La Grange Road, according to officials.

Details on the Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Highway 108 in Tuolumne County

A preliminary report revealed that a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado traveled across westbound SR-108. The pickup was said to have come from the turnaround for Rushing Hill Lookout Road. The Chevrolet was carrying an unspecified number of beekeeper boxes in the back, CHP traffic officers said. At the same time, 67-year-old Eugene Gragg of Modesto was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on State Route 108, approaching the turnaround. As the Chevrolet traveled across SR-108, the front of the motorcycle allegedly crashed into the passenger side of the truck.

The impact of the collision propelled the man off the bike. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the crash site, authorities reported. The Chevrolet driver, a 62-year-old Oakdale man, stayed at the scene and contacted emergency personnel for assistance. The Oakdale man was uninjured in the incident, officials said. Some of the bees were agitated following the crash from at least one of the beekeeper boxes cracking in the collision. Those with information on the incident are encouraged to contact the Sonora area CHP office.

How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Wrongful Death Case

When bringing a wrongful death claim for a fatal motorcycle crash, liability must be established through clear and compelling evidence. One way a family’s accident attorney can prove fault for a traffic collision is by ordering a traffic incident report. Such documents provide information about the fatal incident, involved parties, and the reporting officer’s determination for fault. Other forms of evidence that a Modesto motorcycle accident attorney may use to establish liability for a fatal crash may include studying pictures and videos taken at the collision site, working with an accident reconstruction expert, analyzation of video surveillance footage, reviewing medical records, and ordering the autopsy report.

One of our Modesto wrongful death lawyers from AutoAccident.com will determine all elements of a civil case before presenting it. The first step in the process involves the demonstration of the other side owing a duty of care to your loved one. From there, our legal team will demonstrate how the at-fault party breached their duty of care. The next element we will prove is direct causation. Our law firm will connect the negligent party’s actions to the motorcycle accident and prove all the damages that your family has experienced because of the incident.

Bringing a wrongful death case in California may help surviving family members seek reimbursement for financial and intangible losses. Our law firm can review your case and determine the economic and non-economic damages available in your situation. This may include but is not limited to mental anguish, loss of companionship, medical bills for final motorcycle-related injuries, funeral service expenses, lost future financial support, and more. Learn how our team of compassionate and experienced wrongful death lawyers can help your family with your case by watching the video below or scheduling a free consultation today.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. The loss of a loved one in an unexpected motorcycle accident is devastating. At our law firm, we can help your family obtain maximum compensation and justice. Learn more by calling today for free, friendly case advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.

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