Sisquoc, California – The authorities have disclosed the name of a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision that happened on Thursday evening in the Sisquoc area of Santa Barbara County.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the 4900 block of Foxen Canyon Road near the intersection of Orcutt Garey Road just after 6 p.m. June 18.
43-year-old Jeff Marez, of Santa Maria was riding his 2000 Triumph motorcycle southbound when he collided head-on with a 2006 Honda sedan while rounding a curve on Foxen Canyon Road.
Marez was unable to maintain his lane while in a sweeping right-hand curve and crossed over the double yellow line directly into the path of the Honda driven by Torrez Hernandez, of Santa Maria.
The driver of the Honda was unable to take quick action and the two vehicles collided head-on.
The motorcycle burst into flames after the collision.
Marez was killed in the accident.
Hernandez and her two passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
The roadway was reopened about two hours later.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.