Fullerton, CA (December 5, 2022) – A 27-year-old man lost his life on Saturday, December 3, in Fullerton. The incident occurred at around 9:55 a.m. at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and State College Boulevard. 

Information from Fullerton Police shows the motorcyclist was waiting to make a southbound turn onto State College Boulevard at the intersection stop light when he was struck by an 82-year-old man headed north on State College Boulevard. 

The crash caused the Toyota to leave the road and strike a tree. Police are working to determine the cause of the accident. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

California Motorcycle Accidents

The number of fatal accidents involving motorcyclists has been steadily increasing in California and throughout the United States over the past decade. Information from the Centers for Disease Control shows that a total of 5,579 motorcyclists lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in 2020. This is an 11% increase from 2019 and the highest number recorded to date. The total economic cost of motorcycle accidents in the United States, including lost productivity and medical care expenses, is approximately $12 billion. 

Information provided by the California Division of Traffic Safety shows that motorcyclists are the most vulnerable travelers on the road. They are lighter and smaller than everything around them, ride without seat belts, and can easily be thrown from their bikes. They are also more difficult for drivers of larger vehicles to see due to bind spots. Motorcycles also brake and accelerate faster than larger vehicles, leaving vehicles traveling behind them less time to stop. 

Motorcyclists have to be especially proactive about maintaining their bikes and driving in the safest way possible. In 2015, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents, an increase of 8% from 2014. Also, in 2015, an estimated 88,000 cyclists sustained injuries, a 3% decrease from 2014. Two-wheeled motorcyclists made up 93% of all motorcycles in fatal crashes in 2015, and motorcyclists made up about 15% of all traffic accident fatalities that year. 

When you or a loved one sustain injuries in a motorcycle accident, it is important to be able to recover financially, emotionally, and physically. Losing a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented is one of the most difficult things anyone can go through. You may feel like your world has stopped, however, it is important to know that you have legal options that may be able to help you move forward. 

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Beckerman Anderson have been working for decades to help the surviving family members of deceased motorcyclists file wrongful death claims for financial compensation. Compensation can help you pay for all of the costs related to your loved one’s accident. Contact our law office at 949-409-4299 today to learn more about how a Fullerton wrongful death lawyer can help you recover.

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 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.