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Fatal Motorcycle Accident at West Hawthorne and Union Streets in Eureka

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision at West Hawthorne and Union Street in Eureka

Eureka, California – A motorcyclist died after colliding with a vehicle on Thursday night in Eureka.

The deadly collision occurred at the intersection of West Hawthorne and Union Streets at around 7:58 p.m., June 18.

The California Highway Patrol said a Suzuki motorcycle was heading northbound at a high rate of speed and collided with a silver van that was traveling eastbound on West Hawthorn Street.

The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the accident and was treated at the scene before being rushed to St Joseph’s ER where he later died.

The identity of the deceased was not immediately disclosed.

The van driver was also taken to St Joseph’s ER with unspecified injuries.

No additional information about the accident was provided.

The accident remains under investigation.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
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