Modesto police are still investigating what caused a motorcycle crash that killed a father of four.
According to The Modesto Bee, 41-year-old Aaron Carrillo was riding a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R northbound on Tully Road when he struck a black 2007 Nissan Pathfinder driven by 52-year-old Gary Silva. Silva was attempting to turn left on West Union Avenue when the collision occurred. Carrillo was ejected from the bike and thrown through an elevated street sign before finally landing in the backyard of a nearby residence.
Area residents and police initially thought the motorcyclist's body had landed on the roof of the duplex. The occupant of the home, Wannavee Done, found Carrillo near a sliding glass door leading to her bedroom. She called 911 and Carrillo was taken to a local hospital but later died of his injuries. The driver of the SUV was unhurt.
Police are still investigating the fatal accident but alcohol or drugs did not appear to be contributing factors. It has been speculated that excessive speed may have been the primary cause of the crash but police have not stated how fast the motorcycle was going. Carrillo was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. No determination has been made as to who was actually at fault in causing the accident.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident or may have information about the crash to call traffic unit investigators at (209) 652-3157.
Should it be determined that the driver of the SUV was at fault, he may face criminal charges for his actions. In addition to criminal penalties, he may also face civil sanctions if the victim's family decides to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Hopefully, they will contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss their rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen LLP are eager to discuss your case. We are available to assist clients in the Modesto area and throughout California in getting the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for their injuries.
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