GILROY, CALIFORNIA (February 26, 2017) – A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 101 and Masten Avenue on Sunday afternoon, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 101 and Masten Avenue. A motorcyclist, identified as 25-year-old Ismael Loza, was heading eastbound on Masten Avenue when a white Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old man turned in front of him to reach Highway 101 southbound. The motorcycle then collided with the pickup truck, which was reportedly traveling around 10 mph.
Ismael Loza was tragically pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries. The driver of the Ford did not report any injuries and initial reports indicate alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors. The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Gilroy, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.