Stockton Motorcyclist Dies

Stockton Motorcyclist Dies

Stockton Motorcyclist Killed

Stockton Motorcyclist Dies

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. A Stockton motorcyclist died after crashing into a vehicle recently. Investigators with Stockton Police Department indicated that speed was a factor in this incident. Family members of the motorcyclist are not so sure about that.

What Happened?

A motorcyclist passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 after his bike collided with a sedan in Stockton.

Stockton Police Department officials said the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. at March Lane and Quail Lakes Drive.

The cyclist, a 35-year-old male, was travelling on his motorcycle in the southbound direction along Quail Lakes Drive. For reasons unknown, he skidded just prior to colliding into the path of a sedan, which had just proceeded out of a parking lot in a mall. The motorcycle made impact with the side of the sedan.

Severe Nature of Motorcyclist’s Injuries

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with severe injures. Sadly, he passed away a short time later.

Was the Motorcyclist Wearing a Helmet?

Yes. According to police the man was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Police Investigate the Scene of the Tragedy

The perimeter around the crash scene, in the vicinity of March Lane and Quail Lakes Drive, had to be closed for several hours while authorities investigated in an effort to determine what caused the crash.

Preliminary Findings By Police

Police indicated that the motorcyclist was travelling at a high rate of speed at the time of the impact.

What Caused the Crash?

The cause of the crash is still being investigated. It generally takes a couple of weeks for authorities to release a traffic collision report of their findings.

Sometimes Traffic Collision Reports Can be in Error

Sometimes traffic collision reports can be in error or inconclusive. This can leave the friends and family of the person who died with multiple unanswered questions.

Importance of Independent Investigations

It is important to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer conduct an independent investigation–especially when one of the victim’s has passed away and cannot give their own version of what happened.

Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Know What to Do

An experienced attorney will look for things like video cameras that may have captured the crash. An attorney will also use experts to reconstruct the scene to properly determine things like speed and other unique variables.

An attorney will also canvas the area for witnesses and take their statements to get more than just one side of the story.

A good attorney will also preserve evidence from the crash and take extensive photographs of the vehicles, roadway, motorcycle, helmet, clothing, etc.  These items are evidence and should be preserved (not repaired or otherwise disposed of).

The above steps are taken to prove liability (fault) and protect the rights of those seriously injured or fatally wounded in motorcycle accidents.

Performing a thorough investigation is the best way to build the strongest possible case.

Was the Driver of the Sedan Injured?

No. The driver of the sedan, a 70-year-old, was not injured in the crash.  The driver stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated with the investigation.

Family Members of Motorcyclist Upset Over Allegations of Excessive Speed

A family member spoke to the media and indicated she and her sister-in-law are very hurt by claims stating their loved one was speeding.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the motorcyclist who lost his life in this tragedy.

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