Stanton, CA (July 20, 2020) – According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a man identified as 51-year-old Mark Palacios, of Cerritos, was killed in a collision that was allegedly caused by a jaywalking pedestrian on Sunday morning, July 19th. The fatal accident occurred on Beach Boulevard near Katella Avenue at around 10:00 a.m.
Authorities say that Palacios was traveling along Beach Boulevard when several vehicles suddenly braked and swerved in front of him. The vehicles were attempting to avoid hitting a man who they say was jaywalking, and Palacios subsequently collided with the rear of an unspecified car.
Emergency crews responded to the scene where they pronounced Palacios deceased. At this time, sheriff’s deputies are continuing to look for the pedestrian involved as part of an ongoing investigation into this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mark Palacios at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Orange County
According to officially reported data, a total of at least 516 motorcyclists were killed in traffic collisions in 2014, alone. Like sudden crashes that take place anywhere else in the state, motorcycle accidents in Orange County are repeatedly caused by terribly negligent vehicle operators. The most significant thing for victims and their family members to realize is that they may likely have substantial rights protected by law during such a challenging and overwhelming time.
Motorcyclists are often overlooked by many other drivers as they can sometimes be difficult to see. However, that is no excuse for reckless behavior behind the wheel, and the irresponsible actions of careless motorists have led to countless fatalities all across the state of California. As a victim or a bereaved loved one, it is terribly important to understand that you deserve justice after suffering at the hands of a driver or other negligent party. Furthermore, in the case of a fatal accident, bereaved families are highly encouraged to look into holding the responsible person or other entity liable for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Losing a family member in a sudden collision is among the most devastating events that can occur, and there is almost nothing as important than acquiring compassionate and talented representation to fight for justice on your behalf. The moments following such an event are no time to be burdened by serious financial concerns, and a skilled motorcycle accident attorney can substantially assist you along the often turbulent path toward emotional and financial recovery. A proficient attorney understands your suffering during such a time and is ready to fight for the justice you deserve as soon as possible.
A serious accident can be absolutely overwhelming for all those involved, and our capable and considerate Orange County wrongful death attorneys at Beckerman Anderson recognize the sensitive nature of a sudden accident. We are devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by no fault of their own. If you have suffered the loss of a family member due to the actions of a negligent party, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County wrongful death attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.
Note: These posts have been generated through the use of outside and secondary sources for Beckerman Anderson. These sources include news stories, police reports, and first-hand accounts of accidents and the injuries involved. As a result, we have not been able to independently verify all of the details surrounding each accident that we post about. If you see any information that is not factual or is incorrect, please notify us immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected with the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.