California motorcycle rider dies in Madera fatal accident

California motorcycle rider dies in Madera fatal accident

A man from Madera, California, was killed in a motorcycle accident on March 22, according to local news reports. Authorities say that the victim was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck while he was driving west on Yosemite Avenue in Madera. It appears that the victim struck the side of that vehicle when the truck failed to yield the right of way while making a left-hand turn. The victim suffered catastrophic injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

Local residents say that the intersection at which the motorcycle accident occurred is known for its poor design. One area business owner said that he has seen six different accidents at that location in just the past three months. That man is now collecting signatures from other residents in an attempt to pressure city officials to change the design of the intersection.

The investigation into this particular accident is ongoing. Drugs and alcohol are not thought to have been factors in the collision. Prosecutors have not indicated whether they intend to file charges in the matter.

Family members say that the 20-year-old victim had a positive attitude and loved to ride motorcycles. A group of area residents gathered at the site of the motorcycle accident on the evening of March 23. Community members have reportedly been providing support for the man's father and brother.

Victims who have suffered the loss of a loved one because of a negligent driver or faulty intersection design may benefit from the assistance of a California personal injury attorney. These professionals may provide additional information about filing civil suits against municipalities for maintaining a dangerous intersection. Inattentive drivers and other negligent parties should be held accountable for their involvement in such fatal motorcycle accidents.

Source: ABC 30 KFSN-TV, "Family mourns Madera man killed in motorcycle crash" Mariana Jacob, Mar. 23, 2014

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