Watsonville Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Highway 1 near Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, California (September 22, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car on Friday night, September 20, in Santa Cruz.
According to a local news source, the accident occurred at about 8 p.m. on Highway 1 near Soquel Drive.
A 34-year-old Watsonville man was reportedly riding a motorcycle on the roadway when he rear-ended a Toyota Camry operated by a 35-year-old Soquel man.
The unidentified motorcyclist was killed in the accident.
The name of the deceased was not withheld.
The condition of the Toyota driver was not immediately established.
No further information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
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