Highway 14 Motorcycle Collision Results in Death of Rider
Investigators are working to piece together all of the details of a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred in Mojave on Saturday morning.
It was just before 6 a.m. when Luciano Torres was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle.
The incident took place on September 17th on Highway 14 and Highway 58 for unknown reasons.
Unfortunately, Torres was pronounced dead at the scene.
No injuries were reported from the driver of the car.
Police also shut down part of Highway 14 for a period of time following the crash.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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 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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.