RANCHO SANTA FE, California – Stephanie Lynn England, 49, of Escondido died Saturday night after the driver of the 3-wheeled 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle she was riding on lost control of the vehicle, the bike rolled down an embankment and she was pinned underneath it, according to news reports and a press release issued by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Department.
England died about 10:30 p.m. at the scene of the crash, the report said.
According to the report and an article in the North County Times, William Jimenez, 58, of Escondido was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle in the 10800 block of Via De Fortuna at the time of the crash. Jimenez suffered major injuries in the crash and was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for treatment, the news article said. Police suspect that alcohol may be a factor in the motorcycle crash, however, there were no further details provided.
San Diego Car Accident Statistics
There were 217 deaths and 12,998 injuries recorded in San Diego County traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic report. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
“Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to crashes involving fatalities, but sadly most of those collisions are solo crashes where the driver was at fault” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Police will determine the cause of the crash and whether the driver was at fault for the woman’s death or if there were other factors involved.”
For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.
The family members of those killed in a traffic accident are entitled to compensation for the loss of a loved one if the driver of the vehicle responsible for the death is found negligent. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol can be held liable for the injuries or death of their passengers or others injured or killed due to their negligence.
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