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California City, Hacienda Blvd Collision Claims Life of Motorcyclist

California City, CA – On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, a motorcyclist lost his life in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of California City Boulevard and Hacienda Boulevard, according to KBAK.

The incident unfolded around 1:19 PM when California City officers and fire departments rushed to the scene of a vehicle crash involving a car and a motorcycle. Upon arrival, responders found a man lying on his side, suffering from severe bleeding. Despite immediate life-saving efforts by first responders and paramedics from California City Fire and Hall Ambulance, the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

An investigation into the crash revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling east on California City Boulevard, approaching the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard. Simultaneously, the driver of a vehicle was heading west on California City Boulevard, nearing the same intersection. The vehicle then entered the left turn pocket to execute a left-hand turn, intending to proceed south on Hacienda Boulevard. It was during this turn that the motorcycle collided with the vehicle on its passenger side, according to officials.

The identity of the deceased motorcyclist will be disclosed by the Kern County coroner at a later time. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated fully with authorities throughout the 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.

Suppose it is determined that another party holds some portion of responsibility for their loved one’s death. In that case, 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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