Crash Claims the Life of Meghan Waulet
A vehicle and motorcycle collided on Pacific Coast Highway on Saturday evening, September 11th.
The accident took place around 8:17 p.m. in Huntington Beach between Warner Avenue and the state beach entrance.
Meghan Wautlet, 22, was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The unidentified male driver of the bike also suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
According to witnesses, the motorcycle was driving recklessly as it traveled north and crashed into a vehicle making a U-turn.
In addition, both directions of Pacific Coast Highway were closed down as a result following the collision.
Investigators are also working to determine any other factors that may have led to the crash.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Meghan Wautlet.
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
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.