Two separate fatal accidents occurred in Northern California in a span of 12 hours.
A 23 year old man from Santa Rosa was killed in a trucking accident Tuesday night when his car was struck by a tanker loaded with gasoline on state Highway 128 in southern Mendocino County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A Southern California man was killed early Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash on an Interstate Highway 680 on-ramp in Fremont. According to reports smoke was seen coming from the bike as it traveled up the on-ramp, the rider then veered left and struck a raised median that separates the on-ramp from the highway. The rider was ejected from his motorcycle, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
These accidents are a tragic reminder of how deadly California highways can be.
From a legal perspective preliminary reports seem to indicate that the trucker was responsible for the accident. However more facts are needed to determine the cause of the accident, and show who was at fault and whose negligence contributed to the collision.
Accidents similar to the trucking incident often result in a wrongful death suit. Because trucking accidents (including semi-trucks, tractor-trailer, bus, van, dump truck, garbage and fire trucks, etc.) are so prevalent in California, the Dolan Law Firm provides information about the types of truck accidents including what you can do to avoid an accident with a truck, and what to do if you are involved in a trucking accident.
In regards to the motorcycle accident, its unclear as to what the actual cause of the collision was. Motorcycle law is one of the specialties of Dolan Law firm. We have represented clients in a multitude of cases, including an incident in which we obtained a $6.5 million settlement when a motorcycle rider was injured in Yountville when a road came to an abrupt end around a corner without any warning. As a result of this dangerous roadway condition.