Friday, May 28, 2010

Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident in Cajon last Weekend

The identity of the man who died in a motorcycle accident in El Cajon the other day was identified by the County Medical Examiner’s Office as 38-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Camacho of El Cajon.

According to reports, Camacho was driving a Honda CBR motorcycle on the eastbound lane of Greenfield Drive when he collided with a Toyota Camry that was making a U-turn at about 8:50pm last Sunday.

Camacho was pronounced dead a few hours after being taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

No other injuries were reported and the crash is still under investigation.
The family of Camacho should consult a motorcycle accident attorney to see if they can file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the Toyota Camry.

Even if Camacho had some fault in the accident, his family may still be able to collect from the insurance company as long as they can prove that the Camry driver was also negligent behind the wheel.

However, even if the claim of the family is approved by the insurance company, the amount will still be reduced depending on the level of fault that the insurance adjusters find out about the investigation.

This is the concept of comparative negligence that is being recognized by the state of California.

And you can expect the insurance company to fully investigate the case to find causes to reduce the payment that they are going to give.

That is why the family of Camacho should always have their car accident attorney with them whenever they communicate with the insurance company.

This is to ensure that they are not being taken advantaged of and that they will get a fair amount from the claim.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Motorcyclist Crashes, Dies during Competition

A motorcyclist who entered a competition at the Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway ended up dead after he crashed into two motorcycles.

Reports stated that Augustine Alves, 51, from Hanford, sustained fatal injuries while he was participating in the West Coast Motor Jam, which is a three-day event watched by around 2,500 people.

According to an Infineon spokesman, the motorcyclist was about to finish making the second turn of the opening lap in the event’s 500 Support race when he suddenly crashed into two other motorcycles that were moving along the dirt track.

The two motorcyclists survived the incident when they crashed into the hay bales, which greatly helped in breaking their fall. However, Alves who was struck by their motorcycles, suffered serious injuries.

Alves was rushed to a hospital, where he was announced dead after some time.

Speeding is likely the reason why Alves was killed in the incident. Driving in excessive speed may have prevented him from immediately seeing possible dangers and avoiding the two motorcyclists.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested after Injuring Two Pedestrians

Hit-and-run accidents often involve drivers who are not courageous enough to face the consequences of their actions. What these people fail to realize is that running away from the accident scene will only worsen their offense and punishment.

A suspected hit-and-run driver was arrested by authorities after he allegedly struck and injured two female pedestrians who were crossing the street near downtown Los Angeles and fled the scene.

According to reports, a SUV driven by Mynor Antonio Rodriguez, 44, from Los Angeles, struck the pedestrians along West 3rd Street at Boylston Street.

Police said one of the victims sustained a fractured leg while the other one suffered from a broken kneecap.

The driver reportedly admitted his guilt and claimed that he took off due to concerns regarding his immigration status.

Rodriguez was booked on the suspicion of felony hit-and-run and is being held on a $50,000 bail.

Reports said he can spend about five years in jail if proven guilty of the offense.

Authorities are still looking for possible witnesses.