A Simi Valley motorcycle accident on Wednesday night caused the wrongful death of the male motorcycle rider and caused serious injuries to the female passenger of the motorcycle. The motorcycle crash apparently occurred when the motorcycle, driven by a Chatsworth resident, struck a Honda CRV that was making a left turn from the eastbound direction of Cochran Street to the Northbound direction of Stearns.
Both the man and woman were thrown from the motorcycle. The man died at the scene and the woman was taken to Los Robles Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. The woman suffered serious neck, rib, pelvis, and head injuries. We wish her the best in her recovery from these motorcycle accident injuries.
According to the Ventura County Star, police said the driver of the Honda CRV did not appear to be impaired at the time of the Simi Valley motorcycle crash. It is also unlikely that the Honda driver suffered injuries, but it is possible.
There are many possible causes to this Ventura County motorcycle accident. One possible cause is that the driver of the CRV did not see the motorcycle coming and made the left turn in front of the motorcycle, causing this accident. In this case, the driver would be responsible for the motorcycle accident wrongful death damages. However, the driver of the CRV may claim that when he started the left turn it was safe, but the motorcycle was speeding and unable to stop, which caused the collision.
Hopefully police were able to get eyewitness testimony as to how the motorcycle crash occurred. However, eyewitness testimony is not always completely reliable, especially in motorcycle accidents. All too often, due to such things as the noise of the motorcycle, they appear to be going faster than they actually are, and witnesses tend to blame the motorcycle rider for the crash. This is why it is important to make sure to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who will investigate the cause of the crash and determine who is truly at fault. Our Simi Valley motorcycle accident lawyers handle motorcycle accident wrongful death and injury claims throughout Ventura County and can be reached at 818-222-3400.