Thursday, January 21, 2010

Route 79 Motorcycle Accident Victim Identified by Coroner’s Office

The Riverside Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died in a motorcycle accident on Route 79 the other day as John Anderson, 62, from Encinitas.

According to CHP, Anderson was riding his motorcycle on the southbound lane of Route 79 when he tried to overtake the vehicle in front of him.

As a result, he collided head-on with a semi-truck as he entered the northbound lane.
Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

It looks like the liable party in the accident is Anderson himself as he was on the wrong lane when he collided with the truck.

Even if Anderson has died, the truck driver can still make a claim for the damages sustained from the accident.

Although Anderson’s death freed him from criminal liability, the truck driver can still go after him civilly to get back what he lost.

However the truck driver can only make a claim up to the limit of Anderson’s policy and probably even some of his assets.

If the amount of damages goes beyond that, he won’t be able to collect anymore.