Simi Valley, California – Motorcyclist Dies After Fatal Crash Near Tapo Street
Simi Valley, California (June 25, 2018) – Ventura County news sources reported that a motorcyclist was killed as the result of a reputed hit-and-run accident between Cochran and Eileen Streets, near the Tapo Street area. The incident took place a little before 8:30 AM on Monday, June 25, 2018. Authorities identified the deceased victim as 33-year old William Allen Miller, of Simi Valley. Meanwhile, the culprit has been identified as 64-year old Robert Chaffin, who crashed a blue 2006 Ford Escape into Miller’s bike and ultimately killed the motorcyclist.
Police reports indicated Miller was riding his motorcycle southbound on Tapo Street. At the same time, Chaffin was driving his Ford Focus northbound and has attempted to make a left turn towards a nearby shopping center. Without warning, Chaffin plowed his vehicle into Miller’s bike. Officials revealed that the Ford Focus received damage to its front end. After the crash, Chaffin immediately fled the scene and did not cooperate with authorities.
Sadly, Miller sustained traumatic injuries from the crash and died sometime later.
At a later time in the evening, police officers arrested Chaffin on the charges of felony hit-and-run in the Los Angeles County area, and the motorist was interred at Ventura County Jail.
Simi Valley Wrongful Death Lawyer
As per the police report, the driver will be held accountable for causing the two-vehicle collision and, ultimately, the death of the motorcyclist. Hit-and-run incidences are not to be taken lightly, and fleeing a crash site is considered a serious crime, particularly if the crash has resulted in the death of a victim.
In this case, the family of the motorcyclist will have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills and tragic loss.
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.
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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 to all those involved in the accident.