25-year-old Granada Hills resident, Matthew Fielding, was killed Sunday morning, September 16, 2018 in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident. This motorcycle accident occurred in the Newhall Pass on the southbound side of the 5 freeway, around 11:10 a.m. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the motorcycle and a 2002 BMW collided on the freeway.
As a result of the crash, “Fielding was ejected from his motorcycle and landed on the southbound truck lanes,” police reported. The driver and passenger in the BMW were uninjured. Due to the motorcycle accident fatality, the investigating officers closed the southbound truck lanes on the 5 freeway for four hours.
The authorities will have to lead an in-depth investigation to determine whether the motorcyclist or the vehicle caused this crash. Far too often, the motorcyclist is blamed in an accident involving vehicles because motorcyclists are known for weaving between lanes and driving fast. However, many times it is the driver of the car that is actually at fault.
The family of the Matthew Fielding should immediately contact a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help ensure that this case is fully and properly investigated—if it becomes clear that the driver of the BMW was at fault in causing this accident, the wrongful death lawyer can help the family seek all appropriate motorcycle accident wrongful death damages, including those available from the BMW driver’s car insurance company.
If you are in a similar situation and have lost a loved one in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident, reach out to the skilled attorneys at Walch Law. Our attorneys have years of experience handling wrongful death motorcycle cases in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. We are available to speak with you and your family in a free consultation at any time. Contact us today.