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Little girl dies in tragic motorcycle collision

It’s true that every motorist in the state of California and beyond accepts a certain degree of responsibility for others on the road every time they turn on the ignition. Though, professional drivers and those operating especially large vehicles must be particularly vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times. One little girl sadly died in a motorcycle accident with a semi-truck recently. And while it does not appear the motorcycle driver did anything wrong, the actions of the semi-truck driver may have contributed to the severity of the incident.

The fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Rancho Cucamonga, California, when the four-year-old girl and her mother’s boyfriend collided with a semi-truck. Under California state law, children are allowed to ride on motorcycles and the child was reported to be wearing a helmet at the time.

Exact details about the collision are not provided, but it does appear that the semi-truck driver moved the vehicle over the child victim before he was alerted to the situation. In fact, witnesses claim they had to stop him from driving away. The incident happened during the midday, and news reports claim that the truck was in the process of making a U-turn when it was struck by the bike.

Sadly, the young girl succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The motorcycle driver was treated for minor injuries at the hospital. Neither the victim’s biological father nor authorities suspect that the motorcycle driver was at fault. However, the actions of the truck driver prior to and following the initial collision may warrant further inquiry.

Source: nydailynews.com, “Girl, 4, killed in motorcycle crash,” Philip Caulfield, August 28, 2013

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