Nuevo Collision Killed Off-Duty Motorcycle Officer Sgt Matt Lewis of The Riverside Police Department
Nuevo, CA (August 2, 2022) – Sgt Matt Lewis (45) of Riverside was identified as the fatality in an off-duty traffic collision near Pico Avenue and Santa Rosa Road in Nuevo. According to the Daily Bulletin, the crash occurred around 7:15 pm on Monday.
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Riverside Police Sgt Matt Lewis was involved in a fatal off-duty collision near Pico Avenue and Santa Rosa Road in Nuevo.
The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal collision involving an off-duty motorcycle officer and a truck towing a flatbed trailer near Pico Avenue and Santa Rosa Road in Nuevo.
Following the collision, the off-duty motorcycle officer was pronounced dead at the scene. The Riverside Police Department identified him as Sgt Matt Lewis.
According to CHP spokesman Officer Keith Ballantyne, a truck towing a trailer failed to yield and attempted to make a left turn from southbound Pico to eastbound Santa Rosa Road. The off-duty motorcycle officer then crashed into the side of the truck.
Sgt Lewis was on his personal motorcycle when the collision occurred.
The Riverside Police Department held a procession to escort the fallen officer from the scene to the coroner’s office.
Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez posted a message in mourning of Sgt Matt Lewis.
A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF GONZALEZ https://t.co/6hVTcCKC9h
— City of Riverside Police Department (@RiversidePolice) August 2, 2022
Google Map of Motorcycle Accident in Nuevo, CA
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 Riverside County
In this case, the family members of Sgt Matt Lewis 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
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, Riverside 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 Sgt Matt Lewis.
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