SAN JOSE: Our San Jose motorcycle accident lawyers have learned of a tragic motorcycle accident on the U.S. 101 Freeway. Last Thursday, two ladders fell off of a vehicle traveling on the southbound U.S. 101 and caused a fatal accident, killing motorcyclist Hoc Nguyen, 28, of San Jose.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Mr. Nguyen was riding his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle on the highway south of Metcalf Road when he ran over the two fallen ladders, which were blocking both lanes. Mr. Nguyen hit the ladders and was ejected from his bike, and was then struck by the car traveling behind him, causing fatal injuries. Although witnesses attempted to perform CPR at the scene, Mr. Nguyen could not be revived, and died at the accident scene. Our deepest condolences go out to this fallen rider and his family.
This accident is tragically similar to an accident case we are currently handling for one of our clients, who suffered serious injuries after running over metal scaffolding that had fallen off of a truck on the highway in the San Fernando Valley. With help from our readers and through our own investigation, we were able to track down the suspected person responsible for dropping the scaffolding, and are currently prosecuting the case to recover damages for our client’s injuries.
The ladders that caused Hoc Nguyen’s crash, which were orange and made of fiberglass, were collected into evidence by California Highway Patrol. If you have any information on the identity of the person(s) responsible for dropping these ladders, please email us or call our toll-free hotline 1-800-5-RIDERZ.
With any luck, the person(s) responsible for this criminally-negligent act will be brought to justice, and Mr. Nguyen’s family can seek recovery for this wrongful death and their devastating loss.