Deadly Motorcycle Crash on Highway 88 

A Peterbilt water tanker collided with a motorcycle on Wednesday afternoon in Barton. 

Sadly, the crash resulted in the death of one involved person. 

Reports included that the accident took place at 2:24 p.m. on March 16th on Highway 88. 

One of the vehicles caught fire upon impact.

It was within the eastbound lanes near Timberline Drive where the crash occurred. 

Authorities shut down the eastbound lanes for a period of time pending cleanup and investigation.

Investigators are actively working to determine liability. 

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 you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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