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Temecula, CA – Motorcyclist Killed in Freeway Accident

Temecula, CA (November 18, 2018) – According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist was killed in a car accident that took place on Friday afternoon on the 15 Freeway.

The deceased rider was identified as Gary Wilson, 33, of Murrieta, California by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. According to their report, the California Highway Patrol said that Wilson was riding his motorcycle straddling the left and middle left lanes on the 15 Freeway headed northbound when he crashed into a 38-year-old Camp Pendleton woman driving a minivan. The impact caused the cyclist to veer uncontrollably into the middle of the roadway where he slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was being driven by a 56-year-old man from Corona, California. Wilson was then ejected from his bike and landed in the freeway. The Riverside County Fire department responded to the incident. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exact cause for the collision is unknown at this time. It is also unknown if either of the other drivers involved sustained any injuries. The investigation into the cause of this tragic accident is still ongoing.

Temecula, CA - Motorcyclist Killed in Freeway Accident

Motorcycle Laws in California

We would like to extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Gary Wilson. Our hearts go out to you in this incredibly difficult time.

Creating a safe driving environment is the responsibility of everyone on the road. California does not have any laws on its books that allow or prohibit motorcycles from riding down the lanes in between other cars, a practice known as “lane splitting”. Some important safety tips for those who ride a motorcycle include:

  • Avoid riding in the blind spots of the vehicles around you, especially large trucks
  • Be mindful of the posted legal speed limit at all times
  • Always assume that people in cars do not see you

These common sense rules will benefit the safety of every driver on the road.

If you have been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by a motorcyclist who was lane splitting, then you need to hire legal representation immediately. Due to the fact that this act is in a grey area of the law, you will need an attorney with years of experience investigating motorcycle-involved traffic accidents on your side. For a free consultation regarding your accident and your options for any financial compensation, give the Brady Law group a call at (866) 211-2562 today.

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.

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