Riverside Collision Results in Death of Motorcyclist
A motorcycle accident resulted in the death of 48-year-old Marvin Walker on Thursday.
The Lake Elsinore man was traveling on a Yamaha V-Star at about 4:47 a.m. when a Tesla collided with him from behind.
The crash took place on the 91 Freeway within the HOV lane, near Magnolia Avenue.
Upon impact, Walker was ejected from his bike and suffered major blunt force trauma.
Sadly, the rider was declared dead at the scene.
No injuries were reported from the Tesla driver.
The eastbound lanes were shut down for several hours from Pierce to Magnolia Avenue pending investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact CHP at 951-637-8000.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marvin Walker.
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 also 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.