Modified: November 18, 2022

Ocean Beach Crash: Motorcyclist Killed Near I-8 Freeway

OB San Diego

Negligence in CA

A 33-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday in a fatal collision involving a car in the Ocean Beach area.

Let’s explore the details of the Ocean Beach crash: motorcyclist killed near I-8 freeway with Ehline Law and our personal injury attorneys.

Running a Red Light Leads to a Fatal Crash

On September 9, 2022, a 33-year-old motorcyclist was heading down an intersection in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood when he crashed into another vehicle. The collision occurred where Sunset Cliffs Boulevard intersects with Nimitz Boulevard.

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Where Sunset Cliffs Boulevard Intersects with Nimitz Boulevard, San Diego Police Department Confirms

When the police arrived at the accident scene, they reported the 33-year-old motorcyclist was killed while the driver in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. According to the San Diego Police Department, the collision happened at 5:42 PM when the motorcyclist sped down the intersection, running a red light before getting struck by the vehicle.

The accident of the motorcycle rider running a red light is an act of negligence. When on the road, everyone must ensure that they follow the traffic rules and are attentive to prevent any harm to themselves or others around them. The above incident is one of many where there is evidence of apparent negligence that resulted in the accident.

The latest data from the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that 19,938 accidents occurred in San Diego in 2019 alone, resulting in injuries or death. Unfortunately, most of these accidents were preventable if the parties involved were more careful. Let’s look at a few other accidents resulting from negligence in San Diego.

Presumably Drunk or High Driver Involved in a Wrong Way Crash

On December 21, 2021, a 911 caller reported a serious accident on Interstate 8 near Ocean Beach with debris all over the road and no sign of movement from the drivers in the car. Fearing the worst, California Highway Patrol immediately reached the accident scene to find a gold Toyota Camry and a Blue Subaru completely smashed.

One Dead, Other Seriously Injured, California Highway Patrol Reports

The 54-year-old woman driving the gold Toyota Camry was pronounced dead, while the 24-year-old Sacramento man in his blue Subaru Outback suffered major injuries. They sent the man to the hospital for medical staff to tend to his wounds and started investigating the incident.

California Highway Patrol shut down the west lanes of the Freeway. It continued with their investigations, revealing that the man in the blue Subaru could be drunk or high and driven the wrong way before smashing into the gold Toyota car.

Police booked the 24-year-old man for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs into jail.

Harley Davidson Crash with a Vehicle Results in One Dead and One Injured in San Diego

On August 19, 2022, at around 2:00 AM, a motorcycle broadsided a car resulting in a downtown San Diego crash at 1st Avenue and Ash Street. San Diego police department dispatched their units to the scene of the accident. When police officers arrived, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead, while the 38-year-old driver in the Toyota Prius suffered minor injuries.

High Speed and Failing to Stop as the Main Factors in the Crash

Medics arrived at the accident scene and transported the driver to a local hospital for treatment of his minor injuries. Investigations revealed that the motorcycle rider on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was going at high speed and did not stop at the intersection. The motorcycle hit the car resulting in a fatal crash in San Diego.

We’ve gone over three accidents in San Diego, all occurring within one year and all preventable. Many such accidents happen daily, causing injuries and death. Traffic collisions are traumatic events, and even those who manage to survive an accident with minor injuries may likely develop post-traumatic stress disorder, completely changing their lives. Fortunately, victims can seek compensation under California law.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Ehline Law

California personal injury law allows injured and accident victims to recover financial compensation for the damages arising from the other party’s negligence. However, personal injury cases are not straightforward, and there is also a deadline for filing claims. With the help of a qualified attorney, you can learn more about your rights and increase your chances of securing compensation.

If you suffered injuries due to another’s negligence, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation with our legal experts.

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Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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