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Castroville, CA – Authorities Identify Motorcyclist Killed during Violent Collision with SUV on Molera Road near Highway 1

Castroville, CA (August 10, 2018) – Authorities recently provided updated information concerning the motorcyclist who died during a violent collision with an SUV that occurred along Molera Road in the vicinity of Highway 1 last month. The Monterey County Sheriff’s confirmed the incident happened at approximately 1:30 PM in the afternoon on Sunday, August 5, 2018. As of today, authorities have identified the deceased motorcyclist as 56-year old San Jose resident Paul Haney, Jr.

Based on initial reports from police deputies, Haney had been driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle west across Molera when, for indeterminate reasons, he rear-ended a 1999 GMC Suburban, which had been in the middle of changing lanes on the main road.

Sadly, emergency personnel confirmed Haney suffered severe injuries and died sometime later.

Officials reported the six people who had been riding in the Suburban were unharmed.

Presently, investigators are looking into a probable cause for the collision. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.

We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Paul Haney, Jr. and wish them strength and peace of mind during this tragic, difficult time.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Monterey County

As shown in the report, officials are still unsure of why the motorcycle rear-ended the SUV on Molera Road. As the investigation continues, forensic teams will inspect the bike and the GMC and examine photos of the crash site to determine if the rider or the motorist experienced mechanical issues or system failure. Likewise, authorities will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the accident.

In the event of a traffic accident resulting in a fatality, the members of the deceased victim’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Through legal intervention, these individuals can receive compensation for multiple issues including medical bills, painful injuries, and vehicle damage.

We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.


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