A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Vista on Oct. 20, the California Highway Patrol reported. The fatal collision happened at the intersection of Huchinson Street and East Vista Way.
That is where a 34-year-old man in a 2003 Ford Taurus came to a halt at a stop sign at approximately 6:15 p.m., according to CHP. As the man attempted to make a left turn onto East Vista Way, his Taurus collided with a southbound motorcycle. Reportedly, the motorcycle struck the driver's side of the Taurus. Consequently, the 49-year-old male motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and landed on the street.
The motorcyclist's injuries were fatal, reportedly. Officials declared the man dead at the scene of the crash.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Taurus required extrication from his vehicle and suffered major injuries to his legs, authorities reported. Emergency personnel transported him to Palomar Hospital.
While the investigation into the deadly incident remains under investigation, police indicated that the Taurus driver did not see the motorcycle as he pulled away from the stop sign and into the intersection. Even if no criminal charges were to be filed in this case, that does not preclude the family of the deceased motorcyclist from pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in association with the mortal event. In fact, this may potentially be an option if further investigation were to yield evidence suggesting that another party's negligence led to the death of the motorcyclist.
Individuals who prevail in a wrongful death lawsuit might receive financial compensation for the losses they suffered on account of the car accident. The damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit usually involve a significant sum of money. That, in part, is why it is important for bereaved families to seek out the counsel and resources of an attorney with experience in wrongful death claims.
Source: NBC San Diego , "Motorcyclist Strikes Car, Dies in Vista", Andie Adams, October 22, 2014