Two Motorcyclist Fatalities Occur Near Midtown Sacramento

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October 23, 2019
Edward Smith

Two Motorcyclist Fatalities Occur Near Midtown Sacramento

Two motorcyclist fatalities happened in Sacramento near downtown on October 21 in the late evening hours. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the accident happened along westbound Highway 50 near 13th Street around 11:30 in the evening. The driver of a vehicle several lanes over, a 2009 Nissan, lost control of their car, spun out and ended up in front of the Honda motorcycle and facing it, according to a CHP news release. It was reported that the motorcycle rider did not have time to stop and collided with the Nissan. 

Additional Information about the Accident

Both the motorcycle rider and his passenger were thrown from their vehicle and died as a result of their injuries. The Nissan driver, a Sacramento girl, age 17, was uninjured in the crash. The accident is under investigation by the South Sacramento CHP to determine the cause of the accident and motorcyclist fatalities. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs was involved as a factor in the crash. Identification of the motorcycle rider and his passenger has not been released, pending notification of the family by the coroner’s office.

Dealing With the Loss of an Unexpected Death

Families facing the sudden loss of a loved one are filled with overwhelming grief, anger and denial. In an instant, the family’s world is shaken and in some ways, destroyed. If the death was due to a traumatic event, the family is affected in a profound way. The individual members are traumatized themselves due to the nature of their loved one’s death and their inability to say goodbye. Some of the other feelings family members may have are: 

  • An obsession with the last time they saw the deceased and what was said
  • Confusion as to why this had to happen
  • A feeling of guilt even though they had absolutely nothing to do with the death
  • An inability to believe what happened
  • Grief over losing a life partner, a parent or a sibling
  • Loss of a home that they can no longer afford to live in

How to Cope When You Lose a Loved One

There are ways to cope with the loss of a loved one. Some thoughts on this are:

  • Understand you are not letting the loved one go.
  • Honor their memory by memorializing their life.
  • Deal with financial loss by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent party.
  • If the loved one died due to an egregious action, talk to your attorney about how this can be dealt with.

Please watch the following video presented by attorney Ed Smith about  wrongful death lawsuits:

How an Attorney Can Help

At our firm, we understand the many emotions a family feels and their need to make an effort to hold the at-fault party responsible. We deal with this by accumulating evidence proving that due to the at-fault person’s acts, the accident happened. Immediately after our firm is on the case, we dispatch our investigative team to the accident site. Our investigators gather information as to why and how the motorcyclist fatalities occurred. We survey the area for evidence to be used against the at-fault motorist, look for debris on the road or cracked pavement and the absence of traffic signs. If possible, we obtain video footage that captures the traffic accident from surveillance cameras affixed to lights or from nearby businesses. Our firm also interviews witnesses and reviews police reports for mistakes. Once this information is available, we turn it over to our lawyers who build a strong case against the at-fault party.

Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. If someone you love passed away in an accident because of someone else’s negligent actions, you have the right to recover compensation for that loss. Call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for my free and friendly advice. An online form to get in touch with me is also available.

I’ve helped Sacramento residents for more than 37 years to obtain the compensation they deserve in a variety of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and traumatic injuries.

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