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Costa Mesa: Motorcyclist Richard Williams Fatally Injured in Crash

Posted on Sep 06, 2014

At about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 23-year-old motorcyclist Richard Williams, of Lebanon, Tennessee, was fatally injured in a crash in Costa Mesa, reported the Orange County Register. While riding southbound on Santa Ana Avenue, Williams collided with a Jeep Cherokee that was traveling eastbound on Walnut Street. Santa Ana Avenue does not have a stop sign at that intersection; however, Walnut does. Emergency responders transported Williams to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Authorities are investigating the accident and are asking witnesses to contact them at 714-754-5264. 


In 2011, the most recent year for which the California Office of Traffic Safety published crash data, 718 people were killed or injured in collisions that occurred in Costa Mesa. Thirty-eight of the victims were motorcyclists. The OTS ranked Costa Mesa the 4th worst for motor vehicle collisions and the 2nd worst for motorcycle accidents in a comparison of the collision statistics of 55 cities with populations of 100,001 to 250,000.


The families of riders who lose their lives in crashes may file wrongful death claims against the at-fault drivers in order to hold them liable for their losses. To learn more, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Richard Williams.

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