Callahan & Blaine - California's Premier Litigation Firm
Contact Us (714) 241-4444
Main Menu
View Practice Areas

Motorcycle accident kills off-duty cop in Corona

An off-duty police officer in California was killed while he was riding his motorcycle on May 1 on Highway 91 in Corona. The motorcycle accident occurred when a sedan clipped the man's Harley-Davidson while changing lanes on that road. The 30-year-old victim had been with the San Bernadino Police Department for eight years, and he became a motorcycle officer just a few months ago.

Coworkers and supervisors explained that the man had been riding civilian motorcycles long before he ever became a motorcycle cop. Further, he had received a significant amount of training designed to prevent just such an accident. However, those coworkers also admit that motorcycle riders face special risk because of the nature of their vehicles; negligent drivers can cause serious collisions when they behave irresponsibly around motorcycle riders.

The 29-year-old driver of the car that struck the man was reportedly switching lanes between the fast lane and the carpool lane when she struck the victim. The collision sent the rider flying over a freeway wall and into oncoming traffic, where he was run over by a 46-year-old driver behind the wheel of a Toyota Corolla. Experts say that the second driver did not have time to react to the incident.

It is not yet clear whether the drivers in this case will face criminal charges for their involvement in the wreck. However, the negligent party determined to be at-fault for the motorcycle collision may face civil action from the man's surviving wife and three children. Those relatives should not have had to lose their loved one in such a violent manner, and they deserve compensation for their pain and suffering, among other claims.

Source: The Press-Enterprise, "CORONA: Off-duty officer killed riding Harley on Hwy 91 (Update 3)" Richard Brooks, May. 01, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact Us To Speak With A Trial Attorney Today
Callahan & Blaine California's Premier Litigation Firm

3 Hutton Centre Drive, Ninth Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Telephone: 714-241-4444
Santa Ana Law Office Map

Record Breaking Results

More Verdicts & Settlements by Callahan & Blaine
Back To Top

Callahan & blaine

Visit our family of websites for more detailed practice area information.

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy