SANTA CLARITA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER REPORT: The motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law have a tragic accident to report from Santa Clarita. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, 68-year-old Gary Clement of Canyon Country was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound in the #1 lane of the Sierra Highway near Linda Vista St. A Toyota Celica, driven by Edward Lopez of Oceanside was also travelling northbound on the Sierra Highway in the #2 lane. For reasons that are still under investigation, Lopez made a sudden illegal U-turn across the #1 lane of the highway, into the path of the motorcyclist. Clement struck the left side of the car and was ejected from his motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the car was uninjured.
Police are still investigating the crash, although it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor. Regardless, this is an accident that never should have happened. Whether it was carelessness, distracted driving, or failure to obey traffic laws, this motorcycle accident was 100% preventable. As motorcycle accident lawyers who serve Santa Clarita and all of California, we unfortunately see tragic accidents like this all too often. As always, we urge our clients and readers to ride smart and stay safe.
If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, or if you have any motorcycle-related legal questions, please call our toll-free hotline at 1-888-5-RIDERZ. We are available to assist clients in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, San Digo, and throughout southern California.