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Motorcyclist Dead After Colliding with Pickup Truck

Motorcyclist Dead After Colliding with Pickup Truck

Somis, CA – A motorcyclist died after colliding with a white Dodge Ram pickup truck on Monday, April 18, 2022, around 9:30 a.m. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 118 and Bradley Road.  

According to California Highway Patrol, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is under investigation. 

The victim was identified as Todd E. Coursey, 42.

Motorcycle Accidents 

Drivers of cars or trucks are the cause of most motorcycle accidents. Even when bikers take safety precautions, they cannot prevent negligent actions of a car or truck driver. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history 
  • Police accident report 
  • Any testing of the driver for drugs and alcohol 
  • Any history of the driver with drugs and alcohol  
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident  
  • Accident history at this intersection  
  • Evaluation if roads are striped clearly and up to code   
  • Inspection of road conditions and signage  
  • Any video evidence of the crash  

Car and truck drivers have a duty to always exercise safety precautions to avoid hitting motorcyclists.   

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in motorcycle accidents and have found some common causes include:   

  • Fatigue  
  • Distracted driving  
  • Speeding  
  • Disobeying traffic laws  
  • Alcohol or drug use  
  • Texting and driving  
  • Inexperienced driving  

At The Barnes Firm, we know how devastating a motorcycle accident can be. If you or a family member have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.   

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – Highway 118 and Bradley Road  

Highway 118 and Bradley Road






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