Winchester: Driver Fatally Rear-Ended Motorcyclist
Posted on Jun 11, 2014
At about 11:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, a driver fatally rear-ended a motorcyclist in Winchester, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling eastbound on Domenigoni Parkway in a 1999 Nissan Altima, Shalandra Broadnax failed to observe traffic stopped for a red light in front of her at the Winchester Road interchange, slammed on her brakes, and skidded into the back of a Harley Davidson. Its 37-year-old rider was thrown onto the hood of the car and sustained fatal trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Throughout Riverside County, 10,924 people were killed or injured motor vehicle collisions in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Motorcyclists accounted for 563 of the victims. The OTS ranked Riverside 44th out of 58 counties for the number of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents that occurred there; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. Statewide, motorcycle fatalities increased 4.6 percent, from 415 in 2011 to 435 in 2012.
When a driver’s negligence claims the life of a motorcyclist, the family of the rider may file a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss. For more information, 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 the rider who was killed in this Winchester crash.