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Fatal Berkeley Motorcycle Accident Left James Street Dead
Berkeley, CA (June 17, 2022) – Authorities identified James Street (52) of Berkeley as the fatality in a motorcycle accident in Berkeley on Sunday. According to Mercury News, the accident reportedly happened around 12:03 am.
James Street apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a median.
Authorities received reports of a motorcycle crash on Adeline Street in Berkeley on Sunday.
Later, the victim was identified as James Street of Berkeley. He worked as an assistant supervisor in the city’s Public Works Department sewer maintenance division.
Street apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a median.
Despite attempts at life-saving measures, authorities pronounced Street dead at the scene.
Following the unfortunate incident, the Berkeley City Council opened its meeting with memorial remarks to honor James Street’s longtime service to the city.
“James Street, who went by JT, was skilled in his work and wanted to do his best. He was an integral part of Public Works’ Streets & Utilities Division for 19 years, sharing his knowledge with others along the way.”
“This loss is felt not just in the city organization but throughout South Berkeley. He was a longtime part of our community,” said Berkeley’s Mayor Jesse Arreguín, as he sent his heartfelt condolences to Street’s family and fellow city staff.
Aside from prayers, Street’s colleagues also shared their fond memories of him.
If you have information about this incident, you may contact the police traffic bureau at 510-981-5980.
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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 Berkeley
In this case, the family members of James Street 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
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
Certainly, 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, Berkeley, 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 James Street.
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