18-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in San Bernardino Accident on 215 Freeway
San Bernardino, California (February 19, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Monday night fatal crash between a motorcycle and a car in San Bernardino.
The CHP responded to the crash at about 9:00 p.m., February 17, on the 215 Freeway, just south of Massachusetts Avenue.
A Mazda 6 slammed into a Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling at the furthest left lane of the freeway, according to the police.
As a result of the accident, the motorcyclist, only identified as an 18-year-old from Long Beach, was declared dead at the scene.
Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.