James Jones Died in Ortega Highway Motorcycle Crash in Lake Elsinore of Riverside County
Lake Elsinore, CA (May 2, 2022) – James Jones (56) from Temecula was identified as a fatality of a motorcycle accident on Ortega Highway – State Route 74 in Lake Elsinore. According to Patch, the incident happened at around 6:45 pm on Saturday.
James Jones got ejected from his motorcycle after he struck an embankment.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Jones rode a 2021 BMW K1600 GTL motorcycle going eastbound on SR-74. Then, Jones drifted off to the right of the eastbound traffic lane. Jones then hit an embankment. This caused him to eject from the motorcycle into the westbound lanes.
Responders arrived at the scene on Ortega Highway near Grand Avenue sometime around 7:00 pm. However, Jones already died from his injuries. CHP officers are currently unsure if other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The CHP’s investigation is still underway.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of James Jones.
Google Map of Motorycle Crash on Ortega Highway – State Route 74 in Lake Elsinore, Riverside
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:
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In this case, the family members of James Jones can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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.
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