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Tuolumne County, CA: Motorcyclist Killed in Sonora Collision

Fatal motorcycle crash in Tuolumne County
Fatal motorcycle crash in Tuolumne County

Tuolumne County, California (March 1, 2018): The Sonora Police Department is conducting an investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash at a Sonora intersection late Monday night, February 26, 2018. The victim, 46-year-old Reid Bennington, died early the following morning, Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Officials believe the accident occurred just before midnight when Bennington’s Yamaha motorcycle was struck by a silver Z06 Corvette that failed to stop at a red traffic signal at the intersection of Bradford Street and Shepherd Street. Bennington sustained critical injuries after being thrown from the motorcycle and he was swiftly transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center by paramedics at the scene. He was pronounced dead at the hospital just before 5:00 a.m. the next morning.

The driver of the Corvette, a 38-year-old Sonora local, has not yet been identified. He was reportedly uninjured in the collision and officials do not suspect that alcohol was a factor in the crash at this time. No additional information has been provided.

The Los Angeles Injury Group would like to extend our deep and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Reid Bennington. We are truly sorry for your devastating loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. The hardships presented by such a sudden loss cannot be overstated; it is important for victims to know that they may be able to get relief under the laws of their state.

If someone you love was killed in a motor vehicle crash, you may have a right to recover monetary compensation for your pain, loss, and expenses under California law. To learn more, call the Los Angeles Injury Group at 310-954-7248 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and review your options with one of our dedicated and experienced wrongful death attorneys.


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