A California motorcyclist died in a fatal crash involving his motorcycle and a dump truck on a highway. The accident occurred the morning of Aug. 6. Law enforcement officers responded to reports of the accident just before 9 a.m.
According to reports from law enforcement, the motorcycle and the dump truck collided. The motorcycle is being reported as a 2009 Suzuki. The truck was reported as a dump truck but was also referred to as a “big rig” on social media reports from local news outlets.
The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene, reports say. The truck driver reportedly experienced no injuries. Law enforcement officials say the driver of the truck was cooperating with their investigation, but news outlets had not reported any charges or tickets in the incident as of the end of the day of the crash.
California Highway Patrol closed three northbound lanes on the highway as they dealt with the accident. The lanes reopened around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday after the medical examiner arrived and took the body of the motorcycle driver.
CHP has asked any witnesses to the collision to call. While accidents do happen, often without purposeful or even wrong action on the part of anyone involved, serious investigation is required when fatalities occur as part of an accident. Individuals who lose loved ones in such accidents can appreciate the work put in by investigators, as that work may provide answers for grieving families.
Grieving families also have the right to seek compensation for their loss, including medical and funeral expenses as well as loss of companionship or wages. Understanding what compensation to seek and how to make a case for liability is helpful when dealing with such situations.
Source: ABC 7 News, “Motorcyclist killed in Hwy 101 collision with dump truck,” Aug. 06, 2015