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Escondido: Motorcyclist Killed in Collision Involving Wrong-Way Driver

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Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, a 29-year-old male motorcyclist from Fallbrook was killed in a collision involving a wrong-way driver in Escondido. While traveling northbound in the southbound center divide and lanes of Interstate 15 in a Ford Escort, 63-year-old Robert Sidney Bowman, of Valley Center, collided with a Ford F-150 truck and a concrete railing on the Gopher Canyon Road overpass, the impact causing his vehicle to rollover into a Kia Optima. The motorcyclist then crashed into the Escort and was ejected from his bike. He succumbed to his injuries while in route to the hospital. Bowman was also injured and transported to a hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash. 


“When a motorcyclist’s death may be attributed to the negligence of a driver, the family of the victim may hold the driver liable for their loss through the wrongful death claims process,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.


The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 23 motorcyclists were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in Escondido in 2010. The OTS ranks cities based on their incidence of fatal and injury collisions, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Escondido ranked 17th out of 53 cities for motorcyclist safety.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who was killed in the collision involving the wrong-way driver. 


The North County Times originally reported this Escondido accident.


Additional information on the injury and wrongful death claims process following a fatal motorcycle accident is available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California motorcycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

Category: Motorcycle Accidents

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