August 15, 2013
A 26-year-old man died Thursday night after colliding with a car while riding his motorcycle.
The rider is identified as Matthew Mayes of Huntington Beach.
According to Sgt Cameron Knauerhaze of the Westminster Police Department, at about 10:30 pm while traveling north on Beach Blvd Mayes crashed into a vehicle which was turning left onto McFadden Avenue.
Mayes succumbed to his injuries on scene, despite assistance from Police and the Orange County Fire Authority. The other car driver involved sustained injuries and was taken to UCI Medical Center, but is expected to survive.
Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the incident according to investigators, and the investigation is ongoing.
All riders know that traffic can be unpredictable on our roadways. We can attempt to predict the actions of other motorists and generally we'll find success in doing so, but accidents like these show how quickly our command of the road can be lost. The Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time. Please stay safe out there riders.