Palo Alto Motorcyclist Identified as Victim
MENLO PARK (April 20th, 2019) A motorcyclist was killed on U.S. Highway 101 early Saturday when his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2014 Jeep SUV collided.
The crash occurred near northbound Highway 101 and Willow Road.
Details were not provided in the report in regards to what happened leading up to the collision which tragically left Fredrick Mahoni of Palo Alto, with fatal injuries as he was pronounced at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Jeep, a 35-year-old man from San Jose, was uninjured.
The cause remains under investigation, the California Highway Patrol says.
Crash Investigation and Liability
A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the vehicle, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
While authorities have not disclosed which motorist will ultimately be held at-fault for this incident, the family of the vicitim, may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the defendant pending the investigation. Wrongful death family members are subject to compensation for funeral costs and loss of companionship.
Palo Alto Wrongful Death Accident Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.