Rider Dies in Collision West of Fairway Drive
Kelseyville, CA (May 24, 2023) – At about 8:50 p.m. on May 19, a motorcycle passenger, Jessica Rehder, sustained injuries following a fatal collision on State Route 281.
Investigating officers said Michael Pitto was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram towing a boat trailer, westbound on the freeway. He turned left into the Riviera Market entrance at about 10 mph. Pitto turned his vehicle left across the westbound lane and drove in the path of a special construction motorcycle.
The two vehicles collided. Rehder incurred major injuries while the motorcycle driver died.
Moreover, officers said Pitto was wearing his seatbelt while the motorcycle rider and Rehder were both wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
Officers are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor in the fatal accident.
Officers are investigating.
Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved of the deceased in the State Route 281 collision. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. Similarly, we also wish those who were hurt in this accident a fast recovery.
A Traffic Collision Happens Every Minute
Arriving safely at our destination is never a laughing matter. The dangers of driving continue to rise, yet the public is forced to put their lives at stake on the road each day.
Let us do our share in making the roadways safe. It is everyone’s responsibility to abide by traffic rules and prevent traffic mishaps like the collision west of Fairway Drive.
Dealing With the Aftermath of a Fatal Collision
Your safety on the road is never guaranteed; knowledge is a powerful tool. Indeed, in uncertain times such as these, you may want to speak to a professional in case of an accident.
Knowing what steps to take following a traffic accident can mean the difference between financial prosperity and financial disparity. The consequences of a severe accident can follow you for months, even years, if you don’t have your legal doubts cleared by an expert.
It is good to know that the aftershock of a traffic accident is not something to be dealt with alone. The burden is meant to be shared; preferably, with a community that knows how to handle the effects.
To those who loved the deceased in the State Route 281 collision, reach out to Sweet Lawyers‘ wrongful death attorneys. Our legal team will find you the most favorable possible outcome. We will achieve the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.