29-Year-Old Man Killed in Palm Desert Traffic Accident 

A Harley Davidson motorcycle and Jeep Cherokee collided in Palm Desert on Monday, resulting in the death of the rider. 

The collision took place around 8 in the morning on Washington Street and Tucson Circle. 

Reports included that the two vehicles crashed for unknown reasons on August 15th.

Upon impact, the motorcyclist, Colton Byrd, 29, was ejected and sadly declared dead at the scene.

Additionally, the driver of the Jeep sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. 

The crash remains under investigation to determine liability.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Colton Byrd.

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.

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