Motorcyclist Killed at Chula Vista Intersection

Investigators are working to determine fault regarding a fatal motorcycle accident in Chula Vista on Sunday morning. 

The accident took place on February 6th at the intersection of Telegraph Canyon Road and Medical Center Drive.

It was about 7:20 p.m. when Cogburn collided with a vehicle that was making a left turn. 

It is unclear at this time whether or not Cogbrun drove through the red light at the intersection. 

The rider suffered major injuries and was rushed to a trauma center where he later died due to his injuries. 

Authorities have also not reported whether or not the involved driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with authorities. 

A portion of the roadway was shut down for a period of time following the accident.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jacob Cogburn.

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.

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