Matthew Greenberg, 39, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Laguna Niguel.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the accident occurred the morning of October 10, 2015 at Paseo De La Colinas and Del Cerro.
Greenberg was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.
The motorist, 89, was not injured. No citations or arrests were reported.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Officials do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved in this collision. The investigation is still ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family members and friends of Matthew Greenberg for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities, but 10 injuries reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in Laguna Niguel. In Orange County as a whole, 30 people died and 989 were injured due to motorcycle accidents during the same year.
What Caused the Collision?
Based on this news report, it appears that the collision occurred at an intersection that was monitored by traffic lights. There are still a number of unanswered questions here.
Did the motorist in this case fail to stop at the red light or fail to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist? Was the driver distracted or inattentive at the time? Was the driver’s age or health a factor in this fatal motorcycle accident?
We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what caused this accident?
Fault and Liability
In such cases, if the motorist is determined to have been at fault or negligent, he could be held liable for the victim’s wrongful death. In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages including medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer will be able to stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.