Timothy Bauer ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Oceanside Crash on Oceanside Boulevard
Oceanside, California (February 10, 2020) – The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist who was killed Saturday afternoon in a traffic accident in Oceanside as Timothy James Bauer, 54, of Oceanside.
The deadly crash happened at around 1:34 p.m. Saturday, February 8 in the 3200 block of Oceanside Boulevard at the El Corazon compost facility.
Authorities said Bauer was riding his motorcycle westbound on Oceanside Boulevard when he collided with a truck that was exiting the facility. The truck driver, identified as Ronald Estes, was reportedly attempting to make an illegal left turn onto the eastbound lanes of Oceanside Boulevard when the two collided.
Bauer died at the scene.
Estes was taken into custody for gross vehicular manslaughter charges.
The Oceanside Police Department is investigating the incident.
“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.