A California woman left home Friday to pick up some goods at the market. The woman had relied upon her motorcycle as a form of affordable transportation when doing household errands. The 52-year-old single-mother of two was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in 2006 that left her unable to work. Her disability insurance checks did not provide her family with enough income to cover the high expenses involved with owning a car.
Friday became even more tragic when the woman entered an intersection in Manhattan Beach. The light was green and she entered the intersection on that ride to the market. At the time, a 17-year-old driver in a Toyota decided to make a U-turn. The woman, a former Army medic of five years and former nurse of roughly 20 years, collided with the Toyota. Emergency personnel rushed the woman to the hospital after the tragic motorcycle accident.
The mother of two was wearing a helmet on her trip to the market. Nonetheless, she suffered severe head trauma in the motorcycle crash. She died Friday at a Torrence, California hospital.
News of the fatal motorcycle accident swept through the local community where the woman lived with her two sons. One of her sons has a disability that leaves him often incapable of caring for himself. His younger brother, a 23-year-old aspiring college student is now left without a mother, and in charge of caring for his older brother.
Motorcycle accidents affect people of all walks of life. San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers know that a crash at any level can leave the victim of a bike accident with serious difficulties, both financially and emotionally. Fatal accidents can leave families of the victim devastated.
The local community has banded together and offered moral support for the woman’s two sons. Manhattan Beach police officers and volunteers have made donations to help the two young men pay some bills.
A spokesperson with the Manhattan Beach Police says “Anytime someone is killed, especially when it’s unexpected and so quick, you’re going to get an outpouring of support.” But after the fatal motorcycle accident the spokesperson told the Daily Breeze, “Add the holidays and a single mother who has left behind two sons. How do you process that?”
Source: The Daily Breeze, “Death of mother in crash puts surviving sons in financial peril,” Douglas Morino, Dec. 27, 2011