California Motorcycle Accident Lawyers :
The month of June has been a devastating month for California motorcycle accidents. According to Silicon Valley Mercury News, the California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer, who was injured on Interstate 405 on June 9th, has died from his injuries. Motorcycle officer, Phillip Ortiz, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2010 after he was critically injured in a catastrophic Los Angeles motorcycle accident earlier this month. Witnesses to the L.A. motorcycle accident reported that they noticed a car driving along the shoulder of the road (in an attempt to pass traffic). Ortiz had stopped an SUV on the shoulder of the road when the driver of the car crashed into Ortiz and pinned him in the wreckage. Since the devastating L.A. motorcycle accident, Ortiz had been in a coma.
Unfortunately, this was not the only catastrophic California motorcycle accident to claim the life of a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. On June 11th, the L.A. Times reported that a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer died while in the line of duty, during a high-speed pursuit. The officer, 7 year veteran Tom Coleman, was pursing a suspect in Redlands, when he crashed his motorcycle into a big rig, near San Bernardino. The L.A. motorcycle chase reportedly reached speeds of over 100mph.
And in Barstow, CA another California Highway Patrol officer was killed (June 27) after being hit by a car while he was performing a regular traffic stop. This tragic accident happened on the Northbound 15 Freeway at Wildwash in Barstow.
Sadly, the L.A. Times reported that in the last 6 weeks, 5 California Highway Patrol officers have been killed in the line of duty. This sudden rash of deaths has sparked many in California to question the safety procedures officers use when stopping cars on California highways. Traffic experts continue to caution all California drivers to use extra safety precautions when they see an emergency vehicle or CHP officer on the side of the road.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, or San Diego, you need a California motorcycle accident lawyer who understands the complexities surrounding motorcycle accident cases. We understand motorcyclists—because we are motorcyclists.
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