1 Killed and 1 Injured in San Diego Multi-Vehicle Accident on State Route 78
SAN DIEGO, CA (January 11, 2021) – Sunday afternoon, a motorcyclist died while another was taken to a hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on State Route 78 near Santa Ysabel.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Garrow, the incident happened at around 5:00 p.m. Two motorcycles traveled westbound on State Route 78 near Santa Ysabel. However, one of the motorcycles, a 2020 Honda dual-sport bike, veered off-road and hit a rock. The motorcyclist was ejected from his motorcycle.
The other motorcycle veered off across the double yellow lane into the path of a 2003 Ford Focus heading east. Afterward, the motorcycle and the Ford Focus collided, throwing the motorcycle rider into the road.
Responders pronounced one of the motorcyclists dead on the scene while the other one was taken to a hospital via helicopter.
The 71-year-old driver of the Ford Focus sustained minor injuries and was not taken to a hospital. Two passengers of the Ford suffered no injuries in the crash.
Information regarding which motorcyclist died was unavailable at this moment.
We understand that losing a loved one is very traumatic. Our law firm would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to those mourning the death of the victim.
The Rising Numbers of Crashes Like the Accident on State Route 78
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Roadways, while scrupulously created and mapped for efficient travel, can be extremely dangerous.
As common of an occurrence as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a motorcycle accident.
Thus, the most valuable step you can take in response to a crash is hiring an attorney.
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