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Oceanside, CA (February 9, 2020) – A 53-year-old man from Oceanside died on Saturday, February 8th when his motorcycle collided with a truck. The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. on Oceanside Boulevard.
The Oceanside Police Department, along with rescue crews, responded to the crash scene. According to police reports, a truck was leaving the El Corazon compost facility when the truck driver made an illegal left turn and struck the motorcyclist as he traveled westbound on Oceanside Boulevard.
The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. He has not been identified at this time. Officers arrested the truck driver and charged him with gross vehicular manslaughter.
The crash caused Oceanside Boulevard to close for several hours while officials remained at the scene.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim in this crash.
In 2016, California experienced 548 deaths due to motorcycle crashes. This number represented an increase from 494 deaths in the year prior. Motorcycles account for about 15% of all traffic fatalities throughout the state. Motorcycle riders are at great risk of death or serious bodily injury when they are involved in crashes.
Many motorcycle collisions take place due to the negligence of other motorists. In this case, it appears as though an illegal driving maneuver caused the crash to occur. In such situations, the motorcyclist’s family could potentially file a wrongful death claim. Under California law, these claims are available when an innocent victim is killed due to driver negligence.
At The May Firm, we are here for you in your time of need. Our California motorcycle accident lawyers will fight for the compensation you need to move forward. For your free consultation, please contact us at (844) 629-3476.
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