On November 26, 2022, an accident involving a motorcyclist in Otay Ranch, San Diego County, led to the rider’s death. Let’s explore the details of the incident with Ehline Law and our motorcycle personal injury attorneys.
According to the Chula Vista Police Department, they received several calls to 911 reporting a fatal accident at around 11:30 AM. A motorcyclist ran a red light at the intersection of Heritage Road and Avenida Escaya before getting hit by a compact SUV.
When the Chula Vista emergency dispatchers arrived at the accident scene, they saw a woman motorcyclist severely injured from the fatal incident.
The first responders gave first aid and immediately transported the 34-year-old woman to the Scripps Mercy Hospital, a major trauma facility, for medical treatment, but she succumbed to her injuries. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A witness spoke to the police officers at the accident scene, stating that she saw the woman motorcyclist entering the intersection against the red light before smashing into the compact SUV.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident to determine whether alcohol or drugs were the factors in the deadly motorcycle accident in San Diego County.
Weird accidents are happening recently across San Diego, such as an Amazon delivery truck catching fire in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 or the solo vehicle traffic crash ejecting the driver on State Route 78.
The same is the case with the “Woman on motorcycle killed after running red light in Otay Ranch” incident, and it is the responsibility of the relevant authorities to conduct a proper investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
From initial statements, it seems that the motorcyclist was at fault for running a red light and crashing into the compact SUV, which had a green light.
However, it could be possible that the motorcyclist was not liable for the crash.
Perhaps, the brakes failed on the motorcycle resulting in the woman going against the red light. If the woman got her motorcycle serviced at a mechanic shop and they failed to change her brakes or fitted with the wrong components, they may be responsible for the incident.
At Ehline Law, we’ve dealt with many personal injury cases involving car and motorcycle accidents where it seems that initial accounts of the accident put the blame on the injured party, but after investigations, there may be other parties responsible.
Conducting an impartial accident investigation is essential in understanding the events leading to the crash to determine the liable parties.
If you lost a loved one in an accident due to another’s negligence, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and legal options.
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.