1 Killed in Hemet Auto Accident on Red Mountain Road
HEMET, CA (June 21, 2020) – Early Saturday morning, a motorcycle accident on Red Mountain Road killed 32-year-old Scott Burtness.
The incident occurred at around 7:40 a.m. on Red Mountain Road, several miles southeast of Hemet.
According to investigators, Scott Burtness traveled at a high speed while making a curve. He maneuvered on Red Mountain Road, just south of Cougar Road. At the same time, a 2001 Dodge Ram turned in the intersection at around 5 mph.
The police revealed that the rider attempted to avoid the pickup truck. However, he lost control and was thrown off on the asphalt road. Then, Scott Burtness slid into the utility trailer’s right side.
When the paramedics arrived, they declared Burtness dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the 84-year-old pickup truck driver from Kingman AZ didn’t suffer any injuries. Moreover, the authorities didn’t arrest him.
The crash remains under active investigation.
During this tragic time, we would like to send our sincere sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of the Scott Burtness.
What Scott Burtness’ Grieving Family Can Do
According to the Association of Safe International Road Travel, more than half of all road traffic deaths occur among vulnerable road users—pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
While assigning blame is usually one of the last things you would consider doing in a time of a devastating loss, the family of the victim must become aware that they have the right to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit allows families to obtain some semblance of justice amidst unexpected tragedy.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Although nothing can bring back those dearly departed, we strive to secure the future of our clients, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
Sweet Lawyers offers compassionate and effective legal representation to families everywhere. We’re legal advocates that fight tirelessly for our clients. Our firm buckles down when it comes to doing right by the victims. If you are facing a wrongful death case, call (800) 674 7852. Our firm has decades of experience in cases like yours. We encourage you to grieve and rehabilitate, while we determine the ideal approach to getting you a satisfying settlement to cover the financial toll of this loss. If you’re interested, call our wrongful death attorneys today while there’s still time. You can also reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by online chat, text message, and email.