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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.

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Bryan Marquez, 20, Killed in Lake Forest Motorcycle Accident

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

LAKE FOREST, California – Bryan Marquez, 20, of Foothill Ranch was killed Wednesday afternoon after his dirt bike crashed into a fixed object at Rue De Fortuna and Facia Place in the Foothill Ranch community, according to a report by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.
The crash took place about 12:12 p.m., but police believe there were no other vehicles involved, according to news reports.
Orange County Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Orange County Motorcycle Accident law firms report there were 389 fatalities and 10,134 injuries to motorcyclists in California in 2009, the latest statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System Report.
In Orange County, there were 17 motorcyclist deaths and 735 reported injuries to motorcyclists in 2009, according to the CHP report. This includes one death and 19 injuries to motorcycle riders in Lake Forest.
In the United States, motorcyclist injuries made a significant drop, down roughly 9% to 82,000 injuries reported in 2010 compared to 90,000 injuries the year before. Fatal accidents were slightly up, 4,502 deaths were reported in 2010 compared to 4,469 in 2009.
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