Rio Nido, CA. 70-Year-Old Man killed in Fatal Pedestrian and Motorcycle Crash on River Road.
Rio Nido, CA. (July 11, 2018) – According to a local and reliable news source, a deadly crash took place between a motorcycle and an elderly pedestrian which claimed the life of the latter. The California Highway Patrol reported that the accident took place late Tuesday afternoon at exactly 4:14 p.m. on River Road, close to Guerneville.
The 70-year-old man had reportedly been walking southbound down River Road when he was struck by the motorcyclist, a 28-year-old man from Petaluma. The victim was immediately transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with very serious, life-threatening injuries. The man tragically succumbed to those injuries at the hospital.
The motorcyclist was sadly taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital to be treated for moderate injuries following the accident. The California Highway Patrol stated they believe that neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the crash. Nevertheless, a thorough investigation into this incident is currently being conducted.
We offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and other loved ones of the victim during this devastating time.
Pedestrian Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney
The investigation into this crash will seemingly focus mostly on determining whether or not there was any negligent behavior involved. Investigators will likely be working to understand if the pedestrian had right-of-way based on the location of the accident. They will certainly be looking to see if distracted driving, intoxication, excessive speed, or any other negligent actions led to the cause of the crash.
Many family members seek financial recompense due to the extremely high costs that follow a sudden death. Hospital bills, funeral costs, and the loss of future wages are all very typical reasons why people will opt in favor of filing a wrongful death claim. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, there may be a path toward a wrongful death lawsuit available to the family members of the victim, should they make the personal decision to seek compensation for their losses.
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.