Bear Valley, Alpine County, California (June 20, 2018) – California Highway Patrol reported that a motorcyclist was killed in a deadly collision and alleged DUI on Highway 4 in the area of Alpine County at approximately 1:20 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Authorities have not revealed the name of the deceased motorcycle operator, who died from traumatic injuries after being struck by an oncoming vehicle. At present, the driver of the SUV has not yet been identified either.
CHP estimated that the crash took place mid-afternoon when the SUV struck the motorcyclist head-on, ultimately resulting the tragic accident. Medical teams pronounced the unfortunate victim dead at the scene. Furthermore, CHP revealed the SUV driver was transported to a nearby Roseville hospital to receive treatment for injuries. The current condition of this individual has not been released.
Further reports indicated this collision may be the result of drunk driving. Authorities determined the motorist might have consumed alcohol prior to entering the vehicle and may be arrested after the official release from the hospital.
As the investigations continued, traffic was delayed several times during a four-hour period, throughout the rest of the night. Further information will arise once the victim and culprit’s identities have been revealed to the public.
We extend all our love and prayers to the family of the deceased motorcyclist during this difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Due to the nature of the accident, police will hold the driver of the SUV responsible for the untimely death of the motorcyclist. DUI has been confirmed, but a variety of factors must still be considered. The culprit may have been driving the vehicle above the legal speed limit or was even more distracted as a result of high blood-alcohol content. Law enforcement will work hard to determine what combined factors caused this fatal accident.
Pending final verdicts, the family of the motorcyclist has the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the SUV driver. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals will receive compensation for different issues from medical bills to heartbreaking loss.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.