Charles Curtis Robinson, 35, was killed in a San Bernardino motorcycle accident, which police say, was caused by a driver making an unsafe left turn. According to the San Bernardino Coroner, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred near Roy Rogers and Civic drives in Victorville the morning of December 7, 2010. Robinson was riding a Honda CBR 1000, when the driver of a Toyota attempted a left turn ahead of the motorcyclist, onto westbound Roy Rogers Drive from the driveway of a shopping center. Robinson was thrown off the motorcycle and died at the scene of the car accident.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Charles Curtis Robinson for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. My thoughts and prayers are with this grieving family during this difficult time.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three people were killed and five were injured in Victorville motorcycle accidents. During the same year, there were 34 fatalities and 532 injuries sustained due to motorcycle accidents in San Bernardino County.
Left Turn Law
California law requires drivers to exercise due care and caution before making a left turn or U-turn or when entering a major roadway. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21804 (a): “The driver of any vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from any public or private property, or from an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all traffic.” Vehicles entering traffic “shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that traffic until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety.” Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to these kinds of accidents because they often get overlooked at intersections or busy roadways because of their size.
In this particular case, if the driver of the Toyota is determined to have been at fault, he or she can be held liable for Robinson’s wrongful death. I trust officials are also looking into whether impairment, driver distraction, speed or any other form of negligence played a part in this motorcycle accident. Where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, the family of a deceased car accident victim can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages. An experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer will be able to better advise families in such cases about their legal rights and options.
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