This past Wednesday, October 22nd, a 49-year-old man was driving his motorcycle just north of Vista. According to reports provided by the California Highway Patrol, the driver was killed after he collided with a sedan. The driver of this second vehicle had apparently pulled out in front of him.
At the moment, we do not know the name of the motorcyclist, though he was survived by at least one son, age eight. He had been heading southbound on East Vista Way at the time of the crash, which occurred sometime Wednesday night. The 34-year-old driver of a Ford Taurus was turning from Hutchison Street onto East Vista Way, putting himself directly in the motorcyclist’s path as he did so. Though the motorcyclist tried his best to avert a crash, he was unable to avoid broad siding the vehicle.
Although we also don’t know anything about the driver of the Taurus, aside from his age and the fact that he is from Oceanside, reports say he was injured in the accident and had to be taken to a nearby hospital.
Sadly, the man’s child was soon on the scene as he had been followed by his son and landlord while he drove his Yamaha R1. CHP immediately called a trauma intervention counselor to the scene to help.
East Vista Way remained closed while an investigation was pending. Authorities have not yet said whether or not drugs or alcohol were believed to play a role. However, the driver of the Taurus had made a complete stop at the stop sign prior to then making a left hand turn.
The family of the deceased should definitely contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Even if drugs or alcohol are found to not have played a factor, they may still be entitled to damages or have other lawsuits on their hands.