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Avid Motorcyclist Killed by Drunk Driver in Lancaster Motorcycle Accident

A Lancaster motorcycle accident on Sunday, April 19, 2015, resulted in the death of Glenn Arnold Grimm. According to the Antelope Valley Times, Mr. Grimm, who was 69 years old, was struck by a drunk driver in a pick up truck. Mr. Grimm was stopped at the intersection of 90th Street East and Avenue K when he was rear ended by the truck.

Sadly, Mr. Grimm, who was involved in another motorcycle accident in 2005, where a vehicle ran a rad light and struck him, causing him to tear ligaments in his ankle, had spent much time searching for the yellow Harley Davidson that he was riding at the time of this accident. Mr. Grimm felt that the yellow color would help avoid a future motorcycle crash.

Mr. Grimm was a very experienced motorcyclist who often participated in motorcycle related charities for good causes. Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) will be honoring Mr. Grimm and accepting charitable donations for its cause.

The Los Angeles County District Attorneys’ Office said that the man who struck Mr. Grimm, Javier Guzman Pena, was found to be intoxicated at the time of the motorcycle accident. He apparently had a .08 blood alcohol content, has been charged with murder and is being held on one million dollars bail.

Although it is unlikely, we can only hope that Mr. Pena has sufficient automobile liability insurance to pay the significant Lancaster wrongful death damages, which could be in the millions of dollars. The family of Mr. Grimm should hire an experienced Lancaster personal injury lawyer to find out what coverage Mr. Pena had, included if he was driving a work truck, wherein a commercial insurance policy may apply. There may also be uninsured motorist coverage that may apply.

Recently, our office handled a wrongful death pedestrian accident where a woman was struck by an intoxicated driver. It looked at first like there would be no insurance covering the responsible party. However, after much digging and investigation, we were able to find insurance and settle the wrongful death case for the woman’s sons for over 1 million dollars. Our personal injury lawyers handle Lancaster motorcycle accident wrongful death claims and offer a free consultation to the family or friends of wrongful death victims. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of Mr. Grimm.

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