Blair Marcus Proulx, 51, was killed in a Santa Clarita motorcycle accident the evening of October 5, 2012, and his family members are still searching for answers as to how or why this tragedy occurred. According to a news report in The Signal, the fatal motorcycle crash happened in a residential neighborhood on Alta Knoll Drive near Elder Creek Drive. Officials are looking into everything from whether Proulx suffered a medical condition, to whether he may have hit something on the side of the street. Officials say he was not going fast at the time of the crash. So far, investigators do not believe that any other vehicles were involved. The investigation is still ongoing.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Blair Marcus Proulx, who apparently died less than a week before his 52nd birthday. Please keep his grieving family members in your thoughts and prayers.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one fatality and 34 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in Santa Clarita. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 74 people died and 2,637 were injured due to motorcycle crashes, during the same year.
What Caused This Motorcycle Accident?
It appears from this news report that Proulx lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. However, officials are not certain how or why he lost control. Police say Proulx may have been trying to pull to the side of the road, possibly due to medical problems. At the same time they are also looking into whether he struck something on the side of the road. There are several unanswered questions here. Did Proulx suffer some type of medical condition? Was his motorcycle struck by another vehicle? Was there some type of dangerous condition on the roadway? Did a vehicle defect or faulty motorcycle part cause or contribute to the incident? These are a few critical questions that must be answered in order to determine precisely what occurred in this incident.
If another driver caused this accident, he or she can be held liable for Proulx’s wrongful death. If a dangerous roadway condition caused the accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable. Any personal injury or wrongful death claim against a California governmental entity must be filed within 180 days of the incident. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be able to stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the legal rights and best interests of the victim’s family are protected.