Deadly Motorcycle-Car Collision in Irwindale

Deadly Motorcycle-Car Collision in Irwindale


September 29, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation


Officers from the Irwindale Police Department have confirmed that two men lost their lives in a horrific collision early Sunday morning, September 25th, 2016. The crash occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 14900 block of Los Angeles Street in Irwindale. It is thought the motorcycle was traveling eastbound when it struck a white Toyota Scion. An unidentified woman inside the Toyota was taken to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.

Here at Ellis Law, our personal injury lawyers are always saddened to learn of motor vehicle accidents in the Los Angeles area that claim lives or cause serious injuries. We’ve made it our life’s work to defend the rights of accident victims and help their families seek legal justice.

Motorcycle crash is the subject of ongoing investigation

To date, few details are known about this deadly crash. Police officers have said that the white Toyota was making a left-hand turn to exit the parking lot of a nearby business at the time that the car was struck. The car was turning into a westbound lane when the eastbound motorcycle struck the driver side door. The motorcyclist and the driver of the Toyota Scion were both killed. The unidentified, injured woman was a passenger in the car.

The most recent updates about the deadly collision have identified the deceased motorcyclist as 22-year-old Erick Medin Del Rio of Baldwin Park. Oscar Pena of Ontario was the driver of the Scion. He was 38 years old.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to contact the Irwindale Police Department Detective Bureau.

Potential liability issues in motor vehicle accidents

Motorcycle accidents and car crashes can involve complex issues. After a crash, it’s important to hire a lawyer to serve as an effective advocate. Personal injury lawyers sort through the evidence to determine the parties that may be held liable if a lawsuit is filed.

Often, these accidents involve drivers who were impaired by alcohol or drugs. Even if criminal charges are pending, the victims or their families can still file a civil lawsuit. The burden of proof in civil lawsuits is lower compared to criminal courts and lawsuits are not bound by the outcome of criminal trials. In cases in which the negligent driver did not survive the crash, it may be possible to sue the decedent’s estate. Other possible defendants in a car crash lawsuit may include the manufacturer of the motor vehicle or the municipality responsible for defective roadway designs.

Ellis Law: 20 years of defending your legal rights

During the past 20 years, the personal injury lawyers at Ellis Law of Los Angeles have remained firmly committed to helping our clients move forward after serious and deadly collisions. We have a superior track record of obtaining multimillion dollar jury awards and settlements on behalf of our clients. If you were injured in a motorcycle or car accident, or you’ve lost a loved one to a crash, you’ll find a sympathetic ear and sound legal counsel at our accomplished law firm. Call us today at 310-641-3335 to request a complimentary, no-obligation case review.