Big Bear City: Motorcyclist Raymond Jacobs Killed in Collision with Truck
Posted on Jul 10, 2012
At about 12:17 p.m. on Friday, July 6th, 42-year-old motorcyclist Raymond Jacobs was killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Big Bear City. After observing a stop sign at Greenway Drive, 70-year-old Dennis Irwin turned westbound onto State Route 38th in front of Jacobs, who was riding eastbound at the time. Jacobs was unable to avoid a collision and crashed head-on with Irwin’s truck, the impact ejecting him from his bike. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and has requested that witnesses call 909-867-2791.
“After a fatal motorcycle accident, an immediate investigation is crucial to identifying the negligent party,” explained California motorcycle injury lawyer James Ballidis. “In addition to the official investigation, the family of the victim may also want to conduct a separate investigation if considering civil action.”
Statewide, motorcycle fatalities decreased by 10.7 percent, from 394 in 2009 to 352 in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. In 2010, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or injured 491 motorcyclists in San Bernardino County. The OTS ranked San Bernardino 43rd out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle collisions in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Raymond Jacobs, the motorcyclist who was killed in the collision with the truck.
The Victorville Daily Press originally reported this Big Bear City crash.
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