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Motorcyclist Dead After Crashing into Pickup Truck in Sunol

On Tuesday, October 27th, a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck was reported in Sunol. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene. The incident occurred on Interstate 680, near Andrade Road at around 6:30 a.m. The two vehicles found at the scene were a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2017 Chevrolet pickup truck.

The pickup truck was being used by an employee of a construction company, who was parking their vehicle in a lane area that was marked as closed. The motorcyclist crashed into the back end of the pickup and was thrown out of the vehicle due to the impact. The motorcyclist, who was later identified by Alameda County Coroner’s office as a 20-year-old man named Alexis Ponce-Garibay, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident.

Can A Parked Vehicle Cause an Automobile Accident?

It is possible, especially if the vehicle was parked improperly or in an undesignated area. If this was the case in your crash, then you should know that you are not the party responsible for any damage caused to the vehicle, since the person parking the vehicle was the one who did not abide by the rules applicable to parking vehicles. In fact, you are within your rights to pursue a claim against the individual instead, by holding them accountable for their negligence, which caused your automobile accident. To know more about how to legally deal with an automobile accident involving a parked vehicle, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation today.

Source: Mercury News

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