December 30, 2014
A motorcyclist killed on Sunday in an Anaheim accident has been identified by coroner officials.
The victim is 41-year-old Fernando Velasquez of Anaheim. He was riding on Anaheim Blvd Sunday when, at about 1:15 pm, he is alleged to have lost control of his motorcycle just south of Adele Street.
Officials say he was ejected from his bike while the motorcycle continued down the street, colliding with a parked car.
Paramedics responded quickly, arriving on-scene to the intersection of Anaheim Blvd and Lincoln Avenue.
Shortly after, they declared the rider dead.
According to police Lieutenant Bob Dunn, a witness says that it was only after Velazquez was cut off by a car that he lost control.
There is unfortunately no way of knowing how often events like this are to blame for single-vehicle motorcycle crashes. Generally, there is no witness on-scene to speak for a downed rider, and their story instead becomes simply that the rider “lost control” without any reason for doing so.
Though of little consultation to those who survive Velasquez, finding the perpetrator may bring at least some amount of closure or even compensation.
The Orange County motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fernando Velasquez.
We beg you readers to please, be safe and look out for yourselves out on the roadways.