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Man Killed in Menifee Motorcycle Accident


Robert James Fryer, 48, of Moreno Valley was killed in a Menifee motorcycle accident on January 5, 2008, The Press-Enterprise reports. Fryer’s female passenger, who was not identified, suffered major injuries. Fryer was traveling south on Menifee Road approaching Simpson Road when he lost control of his motorcycle. The motorcycle landed in a dirt field south of the intersection. Fryer died at the scene. His passenger was taken to a local hospital.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Robert James Fryer for their tragic loss. My heart also goes out to his passenger who was seriously injured in this Riverside County motorcycle accident. I wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

According to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there were 29 deaths and 487 injuries reported relating to motorcycle accidents in Riverside County in 2006.

Based on this news report, a number of things could have gone wrong here and caused Fryer to lose control of his motorcycle. There are no indications in this report that Fryer was under the influence or was speeding on his motorcycle. This accident could have been caused by a mechanical malfunction or inherent product defect in the motorcycle or because of a dangerous condition on that Menifee roadway.

Fryer’s family as well as the injured victim in this case would be well-advised to retain the services of an experienced California motorcycle accident attorney, who will determine the facts of this case and identify who or what caused this fatal motorcycle accident. A knowledgeable auto product defect attorney will also advise the family to preserve the crashed motorcycle as evidence until it can be examined by an expert for evidence of product defects or mechanical malfunction.

Our firm has also represented motorcycle accident victims, who have suffered severe injuries because of dangerous roadways. If this accident was caused by a hazardous roadway condition, then the governmental agency or public entity responsible for maintaining that roadway could be held liable. According to California Government Code, any claim against a governmental agency, must be properly filed within six months of the accident.

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