43-Year-Old Lake Elsinore Man Fatally Injured in Motorcycle Accident near Terra Cotta Road
LAKE ELSINORE, CA (July 1, 2018) – A man was killed Sunday evening after his motorcycle caught fire following a suspected solo-motorcycle crash on Lakeshore Drive near Terra Cotta Road.
Emergency first responders arrived at the scene of the deadly crash shortly after 11:30 PM. They found a motorcycle engulfed in flames in the No.2 lane of Lakeshore drive. Its rider, 43-year-old Rafael Lopez, of Lake Elsinore, was found unresponsive and unconscious in the roadway nearby.
Bystanders were attempting to administer CPR to the injured motorcyclist until the paramedics arrived and assumed life-saving efforts. Lopez was later rushed to Inland Valley Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by the medical staff.
Events leading to the fiery accident were being investigated by Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Reconstruction Team. Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed the deadly crash is encouraged to contact Deputy Willow of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300. Callers can refer to incident file number and can remain anonymous.
No additional information has been released to the public at this time.
Sweet Law offers our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved loved ones of Rafael Lopez. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time. May he rest in peace.
If you have suddenly lost a loved one in a tragic motorcycle crash, reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field, and will fight to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Focus on grieving your loved one, and we will take care of the rest. Call now for a free consultation at (800) 203-3061, and speak to an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, we can also be contacted 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, online chat, and text message.