September 7, 2013
A 4-year-old girl was killed last Tuesday while riding on the back of her mother's boyfriends' motorcycle.
The two were riding near the 10000 block of Sixth Street around 11 a.m. when a semi-truck ahead of them attempted a U-Turn.
Investigators say that the two collided into the back of the big rig, which then backed up over the body. It took bystanders standing in front of the truck to get the driver to stop, which seemed to not have noticed running over the body.
The little girl, identified as Breann Creer, was pronounced dead on-scene. The driver of the motorcycle, Eric Henderson, suffered moderate injuries. He was transported to the hospital and but was released shortly after.
The father of Breann, Thomas Creer, says that words cannot explain the pain over the sudden loss of his daughter.
"It comes in waves, like a wave of emotions, you know, I've never felt before in my life," Creer has told Eyewitness News in an interview.
Henderson is said to have just picked up Breann from school, and was riding her home when the accident occured.
California state law says that passengers of any age can ride on a motorcycle legally, provided that they wear a helmet and can reach the passenger pegs. Of course we always attempt to take extra care when transporting others, especially young children. In this case, the driver of the semi-truck is accused of negligence by those involved, including the father of Breann. Riders are advised to always keep safe distances between themselves and drivers on the road, so that illegal moves by cagers do not become deadly sitations for us. In this way, we do our part to prevent tragedies like this from happening. The Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers here at Riderzlaw offer our sincerest condolences to those affected by this accident, especially the father and mother of the victim. We cannot imagine going through an ordeal as traumatic as this. Please always stay safe and aware on the motorways riders.