Marco Bejarano, 24, suffered fatal injuries in a Fountain Valley car accident on the morning of Jan. 6. According to a report in the Daily Pilot, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Bushard Street and Talbert Avenue. Berajano was riding a 2001 Harley-Davidson Sportster which was involved in a collision with a 2019 Chevrolet Trax driven by a 91-year-old Corona man.
He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The elderly driver of the Chevrolet was questioned at the scene and released. Drugs or alcohol are not considered factors in the crash. Police are trying to determine who was at fault for the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fountain Valley police at 714-593-4481.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Marco Berajano for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents, which was an increase of 5.1% from the 5,029 motorcyclists killed in 2015. Motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities. Of the 5,286 motorcyclists who were killed in accidents, 94% were riders and 6% were passengers. In 2016, motorcycle accident deaths had increased for the second consecutive year in 2016.
Causes and Compensation Issues
In this particular case, it is unclear as to how or why this accident occurred. There are a number of questions here. Did alcohol and drugs play a part? Was either one of the vehicles speeding? Did the driver fail to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist? Was one of the vehicles making a turn at the intersection? Did distracted or reckless driving play a part in this fatal collision? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence may have been a factor, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love, care and companionship. An experienced Orange County motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to advise injured victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.