Motorcyclist Faysal Hekmat Killed in a Traffic Crash near Vandenberg Space Force Base
Santa Barbara County, CA (August 2, 2022) – Faysal Hekmat (33) of Santa Maria was identified as the fatality in a traffic crash on Highway 1 near Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County. According to KSBY, the crash happened around 7:40 am on Thursday.
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Faysal Hekmat died at the scene after a head-on collision with a wrong-way SUV on Highway 1 near Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County.
The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist and an SUV on Highway 1 near Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County.
The motorcyclist was reportedly ejected from his motorcycle and died at the scene following the crash. He was later identified as Faysal Hekmat of Santa Maria.
According to an initial investigation, an SUV initially headed northbound crossed into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with the motorcyclist. After the collision, the motorcyclist was thrown off into the other southbound lane and then hit by another vehicle.
Two other vehicles were also reportedly damaged after the initial crash. One of the vehicles was hit by debris, and the other vehicle was driven into the center median to avoid the crash.
All drivers remained at the scene.
Meanwhile, the SUV driver was hospitalized due to minor injuries. She was only identified as a 21-year-old woman from Santa Maria.
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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 in Santa Barbara County
In this case, the family members of Faysal Hekmat 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
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- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
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, Santa Barbara 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 Faysal Hekmat.
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