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Man Killed in Fullerton Motorcycle Accident

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Anthony King, 25, of Lake Elsinore, was killed in a Fullerton motorcycle accident after the motorcycle he was riding collided with two cars at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the afternoon of June 27, 2017 at the intersection of Brea Boulevard and Evergreen Avenue.

Fatal Collision

King was traveling northbound on Brea Boulevard on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he collided with a Volkswagen Jetta that had just turned northbound on Brea Boulevard from westbound Evergreen Avenue. The impact caused the motorcyclist to skid into the southbound lanes where he was struck by a Honda Civic.

Both drivers remained at the scene and a passing motorist stopped to perform CPR on the motorcyclist until emergency personnel arrived. King was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. Authorities say drugs or alcohol did not play a part in this collision. The case is still under investigation.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family members of Anthony King for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Right-of-Way Issues

Based on this news report, it appears that collision between the Jetta and the motorcycle occurred when the car was making a turn. At that intersection, vehicles going west on Evergreen have a stop sign. It is not clear if the car’s driver came to a full stop at the stop sign and properly yielded to the motorcyclist. We trust officials are looking into whether the driver’s negligence played a part in this crash.

According to California Vehicle Code section 21802 (a): “The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop as required by Section 22450. The driver shall then yield the right-of-way to any vehicles which have approached from another highway, or which are approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to those vehicles until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety.”

Liability Issues

In cases where negligence is a factor, families of deceased accident victims may be able to file what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship. An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer will be able to advise victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.

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