Thomas Wilson, 54, died in a Dana Point motorcycle accident after losing control of his motorcycle the morning of May 17, 2009, The Orange County Register reports. Wilson was driving southbound on Crown Valley Parkway when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the curb, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The motorcycle crash happened near Seven Seas Drive in Dana Point, just inland of Pacific Coast Highway.
A witness at the scene who saw the motorcycle crash said Wilson was just riding down the street when he crashed, for no apparent reason. Investigators say Wilson was traveling at the posted speed limit and that no drugs or alcohol were involved.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Wilson for their tragic and sudden loss. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there were no fatalities and seven injuries involving motorcycle accidents in Dana Point. In Orange County as a whole, 24 fatalities and 752 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in 2007.
Based on this news report, it is not clear how or why this fatal motorcycle accident occurred. Even the eyewitness apparently told officials that the motorcyclist went down for no good reason. However, in reality, there is always a reason or a cause behind each and every traffic accident. This particular motorcycle crash could have happened due to many reasons. It could have occurred as a result of a mechanical problem or product defect in the motorcycle. The motorcycle collision could have happened because of a dangerous condition on the roadway. A dangerous condition could include lack of visibility, dangerous curve on the road, debris, pothole or roadway design.
Thomas Wilson’s family would be well advised to contact experienced Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers, who will thoroughly investigate the case and help the family determine what exactly happened here. The family should also preserve the motorcycle in its current, crashed state without altering anything, so it can be carefully examined by an expert for product defects, mechanical problems or other evidence.