Off-Duty Police Officer ID’d in Fatal Nuevo Accident
Sergeant Matthew Lewis, 45, of Riverside, was killed in an off-duty crash on Monday evening in Nuevo, CA.
The wreck took place around 7:15 p.m. near Pico Avenue and Santa Rosa Road.
According to CHP reports, a truck towing a trailer made a left turn onto Santa Rosa Road. It failed, however, to yield to oncoming traffic.
Lewis was riding his motorcycle at the time of the accident and his bike crashed into the side of the truck as a result.
Sadly, the off-duty officer was declared dead at the scene.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Matthew Lewis.
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.