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Speeding Motorcyclists Sentenced for Fatal Newport Beach Accident


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3/27/2011
James E. Ballidis
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In 2008, 46-year-old Andrew Parker was killed when two speeding motorcyclists crashed into the back of his car.  Recently, the motorcyclists pled guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter and were sentenced for their role in the fatal Lake Forest motor vehicle crash.
 
On April 25, 2008, two young men bragged about plans to speed.  They raced down the 241 toll road in Lake Forest at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour and crashed into the back of an Alfa Romero driven by Mr. Parker. The force of the crash knocked the car off the road and into a light pole.  It then flipped and landed upside down. Mr. Parker had to be cut free of his vehicle.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The motorcyclists survived. Blaise Aaron Meadows was thrown off his motorcycle and sustained several fractures. Daniel Cody Burkett left the scene. At the time of the crash, Burkett was on probation for a 2007 misdemeanor conviction for evading police.
 
Most motorcyclists are aware of the dangers that face them as they share the highway with larger vehicles.  They drive defensively in order to avoid deadly crashes.  However, the few motorcyclists who behave recklessly get media attention.  These stories can bias a jury when deciding a CA motorcycle accident claim.
 
If you have been injured in an Orange County motorcycle crash, you need an attorney who can overcome these biases.  Contact the Newport Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie: 866-981-5596.



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