[Gustine, CA] – Norman and Kaylee Figueroa Die in Motorcycle Accident on Hunt Road
Norman and Kaylee Figueroa Lose Their Lives in Tragic Motorcycle Crash on Hunt Road
Friday, February 09, 2021 – Norman Figueroa, age 66, passed away on Sunday afternoon around 1:30 P.M. Moreover, Kaylee Figueroa, age 7, both from Gustine, was also killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Hunt Road.
Initially, officials arrived at the scene at the intersection with Gun Club Road.
Allegedly, motorcyclist Figueroa and his granddaughter Kaylee were traveling northbound on Hunt Road. Then, the motorcyclist attempted to make a U-turn at Gun Club Road.
Next, he failed to yield the right of way to a 2007 Acura TL driven by Yolanda Vasquez, age, 39.
Unfortunately, this caused the motorcycle to crash into the Acura’s front left corner. As a result, both motorcycle riders were thrown from it.
Afterward, emergency responders reported that Mr. Figueroa and his granddaughter were both wearing helmets at the time of the crash. However, Kaylee’s helmet came off as she was thrown from the bike.
Take a Few Minutes to Read Some Staggering Motorcycle Statistics
Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exciting. Also, the open road, the wind in your hair, make each ride an exceptional experience.
The motorcycle industry is growing every day. Often, riders enjoy a sense of freedom due to riding different bikes for all sorts of reasons.
Nevertheless, riding motorcycles is a popular trend. However, statistically, there is still room to improve safety-wise.
Here Is Some Information on Road Safety
Commonly, accidents occur when right-of-way violations are made. Furthermore, they happen in intersections far more than any other place.
Frequently, fuel leakage happens. Moreover, it occurs in 62% of the time after the crash has happened. As a result, it can lead to a high risk of fire.
Subsequently, the most common cause for a motorcycle accident is lack of attention. Also, other vehicles violating motorcycle’s right-of-way is what causes 2/3 of multiple-vehicle accidents.
As Per the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, May thru September is where 58% of motorcycle fatalities occurred in 2017. Furthermore, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that motorcycles are more likely to be involved in crashes than cars.
Along with that, research has proven that helmets are able to reduce the risk of a head injuries by up to 69%. Moreover, helmets help to prevent death by up to 37%.
Somehow, men seem to be involved in more motorcycle related accidents. However, this is only because there are statistically more men riders than women.
What Should You Know About Motorcycle Accidents?
The exact number of motorcycle deaths is unknown. However, we do know that in the year 2018 alone, 4,985 people died.
Moreover, that is 14% of all traffic fatalities. Often, because of drugs or alcohol.
Another example is, “Lane Splitting” by motorcycles. Because it can be fatal if a car turns left.
Furthermore, research shows that 4.24% of motorcycle accidents are usually fatal.
Also, motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than car passengers. Not to mention, motorcycles make up over 3% of registered vehicles.
Finally, you should always remember to wear your helmet.
Recent studies have shown that helmet use can lower the risk of head injuries by up to 69%. Also, it reduces the risk of death by 50%.
To the family and friends of Norman and Kaylee Figueroa, we at Salkow Law firm 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.