Fatal Head-On Collision on King Salmon Avenue 

A motorcycle and BMW sedan collided head-on in Eureka last Sunday, resulting in the death of Jay Lewis, 49.

The fatal collision took place on King Salmon Avenue on August 21st. 

Per CHP, the driver of a BMW sedan was traveling east before trying to pass a slower vehicle. 

During his attempt, he crashed head-on with a westbound Suzuki motorcycle, operated by Lewis. 

Sadly, the rider was declared dead at the scene. 

The driver of the sedan, Dillon Thornton-Weaver, 21, was treated for minor injuries at St. Joseph Hospital. 

The accident remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jay Lewis.

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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