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LAKE FOREST, California – Steven David Muller, 29, of Lake Forest was killed Wednesday afternoon after the motorcyclist was struck by a car at Peachwood Street and Palmwood Drive, according to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department and news reports.

According to the Orange County Register, the driver of a 2010 Acura made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcyclist as he was driving his bike eastbound on Peachwood Drive.  Other news reports indicated the motorcyclist was riding behind a pickup truck and the driver allegedly did not see him as he pulled out into the intersection.

Muller reportedly attempted to avoid the collision and applied his brakes, but the bike slide out from under him and into the left driver’s side of the car. Muller was then ejected into the roadway, the Register said. Police told reporters that the driver of the Acura was cooperative and as of press time had not been cited or arrested.

Emergency workers including Orange County firefighters treated the man at the scene and immediately transported him to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo where he later died shortly after the crash at 12:48 p.m.

The Lake Forest motorcycle crash is under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s major accident reconstruction team.

Liability Issues in Lake Forest Motorcycle Accidents

Under California law, drivers are expected to exercise a certain standard of care when they are on our roadways and when they fall below that standard they can be deemed negligent. Motorists who fail to yield the right of way to a motorcycle rider would be considered negligent under the law. However, if the motorist responsible for the crash ran a red light or a stop sign and struck the motorcyclist his actions would be deemed intentional as there exists a probability that injury to another could result from this action.

Orange County Motorcycle Accident Law Firm

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The cities we handle include Anaheim, Buena Park, Colton, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Orange, Palm Springs, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Ana, Torrance, Tustin, Westminster, West Covina, Victorville, Ventura and. Additionally, we have offices to serve clients in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Five Vehicles Involved in Lake Forest Car Accident

Monday, May 21st, 2012

LAKE FOREST, California  - As many as five vehicles crashed on the northbound Interstate 5 freeway early Monday morning, blocking several lanes just north of Lake Forest Drive and stalling drivers during the busy morning commute, according to the California Highway Patrol.

By 9 a.m., the CHP issued a SigAlert for three traffic lanes: Nos. 3, 4 and 5.

Drivers involved in the multi-vehicle car accident were able to move the cars to the side of the freeway and eventually clear lanes after more than an hour. The CHP will conduct a complete investigation of the crash to determine its cause and the drivers who are at fault. There was no indication if there were injuries involved.


The Thomas Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST.  For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Two Injured in Five-Vehicle Car Accident in Lake Forest

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

LAKE FOREST, California – Two people were treated for minor injuries following in a five-vehicle traffic collision Monday morning at Chinook Drive and Lake Forest Boulevard, according to police and news reports.

The multiple-vehicle car accident took place on Lake Forest Boulevard at Chinook Drive in Lake Forest about 11:14 a.m. on Monday morning.  The driver of a maroon Ford Focus was rescued by Orange County Fire Authority workers at the scene of the crash. Two other vehicles involved included black Chevy Blazer SUV and a silver Lexus GS 300, but the other vehicles were not identified in news reports. The injured were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment. The injuries were not life-threatening.

Lake Forest Car Accident Statistics

There were two fatal crashes and 180 injuries car accidents in Lake Forest in 2009, according to 2009 statistics compiled by 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.

Orange County Car Accident Law Firm

Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our car accident law firm. Thomas Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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