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River Road Crash Kills Turlock Motorcyclist in Merced County

Merced County, CA – A Turlock man lost his life in a motorcycle crash on Sunday night, April 28, 2024, according to KSEE. The CHP reported that around 9:30 PM, they were alerted to a collision on Highway 165 north of River Road in Merced County.

Investigators determined that a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling northbound on Highway 165 at approximately 40 mph when a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle approached from behind.

In what appears to be an unfortunate turn of events, the rider of the motorcycle collided with the back of the Chevrolet Suburban for reasons yet to be determined by investigators. The impact of the crash resulted in the rider being ejected from the motorcycle and thrown off the Merced River Bridge.

Emergency response teams located the rider at the base of the bridge, where they pronounced him dead at the scene. As authorities delve into the details of the incident, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Wrongful Death Claims

Establishing fault in a collision can depend on multiple factors. Helping to determine legal liability is one of the ways that a personal injury attorney can help grieving families recovering from the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident.

If it is determined that another driver holds responsibility for their loved one’s death, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver. A wrongful death claim can provide compensation to help cover hospital fees, burial costs, and the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.

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