Carlos Castillo ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Accident
A 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a traffic accident on Sunday afternoon in Escalon.
Carlos Castillo, 19, was traveling west on Dove Road when he stopped at the stop sign while on his bike.
As Castillo pulled into the intersection, he struck the side of a southbound Lexus.
Due to the impact, the rider was ejected and sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
No injuries were reported from the other driver.
CHP is actively working to determine fault for the collision.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Carlos Castillo.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.