Bobby Patton Succumbed to Fatal Injuries in Napa County Motorcycle Crash
Napa County, CA (September 20, 2023) – Bobby Patton (67) of Winters succumbed to fatal injuries in a Napa County motorcycle crash after hitting a dump truck on State Route 128. According to The Press Democrat, police received reports about the accident around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Bobby Patton of Winters succumbed to fatal injuries in a Napa County motorcycle crash after hitting a dump truck on State Route 128.
The authorities released the identity of a man who lost his life in a Napa County motorcycle crash on Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred when his three-wheeled motorcycle collided with a dump truck on a road.
According to California Highway Patrol spokesperson Gary Talaugon, the victim, Bobby Patton, 67, a resident of Winters, was operating his Tri Glide heading west on State Route 128 when he made a right turn near Wragg Canyon Road and veered into the eastbound lane.
Subsequently, a dump truck headed eastbound on the same stretch and took the curve. The trike then struck the side of an eastbound dump truck.
Unfortunately, the impact of the crash caused Patton to be ejected from his vehicle.
According to Napa County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Henry Wofford, he succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene, with his death recorded as 3:47 p.m.
Meanwhile, the occupants of the dump truck, both the driver and the passenger, emerged unharmed from this Napa County motorcycle crash.
Moreover, CHP reported that the truck moved at an estimated speed of around 45 miles per hour, but the motorcyclist’s velocity remained undisclosed.
Furthermore, it is presently unclear whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the Pine Valley motorcycle accident. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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More About Motorcycle Accident Liability
Motorcycle accidents usually cause more severe damage than other auto accidents. Motorcyclists are prone to sustaining major injuries because they are more exposed. Also, motorcycles are lighter and don’t provide much protection. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by the following:
- Compact and less visible on the road
- Loss of control due to road debris
- Motorcyclists are exposed to road and other vehicles
- Prone to wobbling
- Unskilled motorcyclists who don’t have proper licenses
However, motorcycle accident liability always falls on the negligent driver. Most of the time, both the motorcyclist and the other vehicle’s driver can be at fault. It all depends on who made careless road maneuvers, which contributed to the accident. Proving negligence can become challenging on your own. Fortunately, you can hire an experienced attorney for motorcycle accidents. A skilled lawyer can do more than just help build your case. Learn more about motorcycle accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims: Napa County Motorcycle Crash
In this case, the family members of Bobby Patton in this Napa County motorcycle crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
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- Motorcycle Accident
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Napa County, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Bobby Patton.
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