59-Year-Old Man ID’d in Fatal Lancaster Collision 

An SUV struck a motorcyclist in Lancaster Monday morning, August 1st. 

The rider was ID’d as Martin Contreras, 59, of Lancaster, and sadly died at the scene. 

Reports included that the collision occurred at about 12:50 a.m. on Sierra Highway and the involved driver fled the scene. 

Investigators are actively working to piece together all of the details of the crash.

Anybody with information may contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Martin Contreras. 

Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.

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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