[Winchester, CA] – Kendal Hornback Passes Away in A Crash on Winchester Road and Highway 79
Kendal Hornback Killed in Winchester Motorcycle Wreck
November 15, 2020 – Kendal Hornback, age 54, lost his life on Wednesday around 1:20 P.M. Moreover, he was killed in a motorcycle crash on Winchester Road.
According to authorities, Mr. Hornback was swerving to avoid stopped traffic when he ran into a tractor-trailer with his motorcycle.
City News Service reported that Mr. Hornback was riding northbound on the 79 where it narrows into one lane in each direction.
Also, he was traveling at an unknown speed when motorists ahead of him abruptly applied their brakes.
Because of this, emergency responders found Mr. Hornback dead on arrival. Fortunately, the big-rig driver was uninjured.
Officer Matt Napier of the Winchester Police Dept. Said, “He still struck the rear of a compact car, the motorcyclist then lost control and entered the southbound lane, where he collided with the wide load.”
Afterward, authorities closed down both sides of the highway. Not only that, they also issued a Sig-Alert for when authorities closed the roadway from Stetson Avenue north to state Route 74.
Reasons to Wear a Helmet
There are people who think that wearing a helmet is “nerdy” or “uncomfortable”. However, if you want to protect your head caused by injuries due to falling, then wearing a motorcycle helmet is essential.
- Protect your brain – Head injuries are one of the main causes of death. Traumatic brain injuries can happen when motorcyclists do not wear a helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that motorcycles made up 14% of all traffic deaths in 2017 alone.
- Follow the law – Not all states have the same laws regarding motorcycle helmets. For example, in Arizona, you must wear a helmet if you are 17 or younger. However, in a state like Alabama, all riders are required to wear one. It is best to know in advance, so look at your local laws regarding motorcycle helmets.
- Keeps your head insulated – If you have ridden your motorcycle in the rain, then you know it can be very irritating without a helmet. It is important that you are dry and comfortable when operating a motorbike.
- Avoid large medical bills – The risk of having a huge medical bill is extremely high if you were not wearing a helmet during an accident. Not only the initial medical bills, but long-term bills could affect you later if you suffered a long-term injury.
- They are stylish – Helmets come in all shapes and sizes. Do not be afraid to “let your freak flag fly” when it comes to riding. Be proud of who you are and show it off with the right helmet!
- You have less of a chance to be found “Partially at fault” in an insurance claim – Commonly, cars are found to be at fault in an accident. If you are not wearing a helmet, then the driver of the car can pass partial responsibility on you. As a result, they do not have to pay as much. It is easy to stop this before it happens. Simply, by wearing a helmet.
Involved in an Accident with A Big Rig?
If you are involved in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, or if you have a loved one involved in such an accident, there are plenty of things to consider when it comes to legal liability. Furthermore, one of the first things you need to do is to talk to a personal injury lawyer. They are experts at battling the insurance company and looking out for your best interests.
Accidents of this kind can result in mountains of medical bills and a lifetime need for medical attention. This is overwhelming, and victims are often tempted to accept exceptionally low settlement offers from insurers. Of course, insurers try to close the case quickly, saving time and money.
Besides the danger of a truck driver’s own negligence, the vehicle itself can pose a danger to other drivers. Sometimes, trucks are loaded incorrectly or are not inspected before the driver starts his run. Also, mechanical failures while a truck is in service can lead to loss of control over the 40-ton vehicle.
Subsequently, insurance companies standing for these big–truck owners will always look out for the companies’ best interests, and not yours. Therefore, it is important to not accept the first offer. In addition, a personal injury lawyer will know how to handle the insurance business.
With interstate roads under constant construction and maintenance it becomes an even greater challenge to share the roads with these humongous trucks.
So, it only makes sense that with more of them on the road with us, driving is getting more dangerous. As a result, accidents involving commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are far more deadly than accidents involving cars.
To the family and friends of Kendal Hornback, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.