Cole McGrath Identified as Man Killed in Corona Motorcycle Accident on 91 Freeway near Green River Road
Corona, California (September 21, 2019) – Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in a traffic crash Friday evening in Corona as Cole McGrath, 26, of Corona.
The fatal accident took place at around 4:58 p.m. Friday, September 20 in the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway, just east of Green River Road.
The California Highway Patrol said a motorcycle driven by McGrath, was possibly hit by a passing vehicle in the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway.
McGrath was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:07 p.m.
No details were provided regarding the involved driver.
The right lane was closed while the officers investigated the crash.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Losing a loved one in an accident is saddening. It is even more difficult when the death was caused by the negligence of a person of an entity. Wrongful death lawsuits are usually separate from any criminal proceedings that may take place. In California, the surviving spouse, domestic partner, and the surviving children of the deceased may pursue compensation in the event of a wrongful. In special cases, siblings, parents and dependents of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim.
The plaintiffs may recover compensations for:
- Burial/funeral costs
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident prior to the death of a loved one.
- Loss of support, for those financially dependent on the deceased
- Lost income, including lost expected income that the deceased would have reasonably earned
- Pain and suffering.
Motorcycle riders are strongly encouraged to wear a safety helmet all the time to protect your brain in some types of crashes or if you fall off your bike and hit your head. The motorcyclist should wear protective gear and clothing that will minimize the amount of injuries in case of an accident or a skid. The riders are also advised to follow the same traffic laws as other motorists.