Off-Duty Officer Nathan Martin Dies after Oxnard Motorcycle Accident at Third Street and Campton Drive
Oxnard, California (January 30, 2020) – Police have released the name of the Oxnard Police off-duty officer killed in Wednesday afternoon motorcycle collision in Oxnard, according to a local news source.
The deadly crash happened at around 4:00 p.m. January 29, near the Third Street and Campton Drive intersection.
As per the report, 45-year-old Officer Nathan Martin was riding his personal motorcycle home from work when a tractor-trailer turned left in front of him near the intersection. The bike and the tractor-trailer ultimately crashed.
It was reported that Martin had left Hueneme High School, where he was recently working as a school resource officer, an hour before the accident. From the school, Martin went to the station before leaving for home.
Among the first responders were officers from the Oxnard Police Department. Martin was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Martin had worked with the Oxnard Police Department for 20 years.
Authorities did not release information concerning the tractor-trailer driver.
An investigation by the California Highway Patrol is underway.
“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.