Police say a motorcyclist died Sunday after a collision with another vehicle in the Merced area.
According to troopers with the California Highway Patrol, 48-year-old Atwater resident Yolanda Zamora was behind the wheel of a Toyota as it traveled south along California State Route 99. As Ms. Zamora approached Exit 188 (V Street), around 6:55 p.m., a motorcycle struck a the passenger side of her car.
Investigators say the rider, 58-year-old Woodland resident Jack Miller, apparently lost control of his Harley-Davidson. The impact caused the bike to ricochet, plunge down a nearby slope and into a ditch.
Paramedics rushed Mr. Miller to a nearby hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there were 4,778 fatalities as a result of collisions involving motorcycles in the United States in 2006.
Seeing a copy of the California accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about California Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An California accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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