Southern California, with its beautiful weather and scenery, is the home to many high-energy people. With high-energy in mind, motorcycle riding is one of the fastest growing and most popular recreational activities in San Bernardino County. Unfortunately, with a growing increase in the number of motorcycle riders, there has also been an increase in the number of fatal motorcycle accidents.
Pedestrians are injured every day. Accidents can happen when crossing the street, jogging, or walking down the street near your home. Most of the time, they are caused by drivers who are distracted or traveling at a high speed.
One particular accident caught my eye recently. An 87-year old great-great grandmother who woke up early every morning to take a 2-mile round trip walk to her church was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Her 91-year old husband, who often joined her on her walk home, found the streets blocked the other day. He soon found out that his wife lay dead in the road - struck down by a motorcyclist just minutes after she left their home. Apparently, that day, she left just 5 minutes earlier than usual to begin her daily walk.
Police are investigating to determine what happened. They believe the 41-year old man that accidentally hit her was traveling at a high speed on his motorcycle.
My sincere condolences go out to the family of this woman who will be greatly missed by everyone she knew.
When a person dies because of the wrongful act of another person, the victim's survivors may be able to bring a legal action to recover compensation for damages, their loss and pain and suffering.
Call Peach & Weathers at 909.889.0471 to learn if you may be able to file a wrongful death claim, contact an attorney with more than 25 years of experience helping families recover the compensation they need to put their lives back together after a wrongful death. Find out if you have a case.