A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol reported details of a collision between a motorcycle and a dump truck in Mountain View on Thursday, August 6. The CHP spokesman said that dispatchers sent officers to northbound Highway 101, north of Ellis Street, just before 9 a.m.

Injuries and Loss of Life

A motorcyclist and his 2009 Suzuki motorcycle collided with the dump truck, although the circumstances leading to the collision were not immediately known. Personnel with the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office came to the scene, and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead. The driver of the dump truck did not sustain any injuries in the accident, according to ABC 7 News.

Road Closure Follows

In the aftermath of the accident, authorities closed all three northbound lanes of Highway 101 north of Ellis Street, according to the spokesman for the CHP. Those lanes reopened at approximately 11:30 a.m. As the investigation continues, the CHP was asking any possible witnesses to come forward.

Although the investigation into this particular motorcycle accident is ongoing, victims of certain traffic accidents can seek compensation in the state’s civil courts. When it is reasonable to assert that negligent conduct contributed to injury or death, it is often possible to seek monetary damages for a variety of losses including, but not limited to, unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. Survivors of those killed may seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.

If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to discuss the matter from a legal perspective with a motorcycle accidents attorney. Our firm offers such a consultation at no cost to you. To learn more, please contact us.

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