A 47-year old Apple Valley man on his motorcycle was killed in Victorville early the other morning when a 32-year old driver made a left-hand turn in front of him. The 47-year old man was unable to stop in time and was thrown from his bike. California Vehicle Code Section 21801(a) states, "The driver of
a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety."
He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead minutes later. Statistics show that approximately 10,000 people are injured every year in motorcycle accidents. Let me remind you - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. Please pay attention to your surroundings and other vehicles while on the road.
The Victorville Major Accident Investigation team is investigating this accident to see what caused the fatal crash.
If you are injured or someone you love dies in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney to determine your options and see if you are entitled to compensation for your loss, injuries, pain and suffering, and expenses.