Oceanside, CA - UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified

Oceanside, CA (February 11, 2020) - The identity of a motorcyclist killed in a collision in Oceanside, California on Saturday afternoon, February 8th, has been released by local officials. Timothy James Bauer, 54, was traveling westbound on Oceanside Boulevard when he was struck by a truck hauling a trailer at around 1:45 p.m. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid.

Bauer was pronounced dead by responding officials. The driver of the truck, Ron Estes, was taken into custody under suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. Estes was allegedly making an illegal left-turn, leaving Bauer with little time to avoid the accident. 

An investigation into the crash is currently underway. More details will be released as it continues. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Timothy James Bauer at this time.

Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in California

Oceanside, CA - UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim IdentifiedTo motorcyclists, riding is a way of life. It’s unfortunate that the freedom of riding a bike is countered by its many dangers. Motorcyclists risk serious injuries each time they set out on the road. 

In just one year, motorcycle fatalities in California increased by 11 percent from 2015 to 2016. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 15.1 percent of all roadway fatalities in 2016. In some cases, surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a California motorcycle crash attorney.

The Coastal Legal Center can help you recover after the loss of a loved one. We can help you handle your case, allowing you to focus on you and your family. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help. 

Notes: Outside news sources were used to create this post. Subsequently, the details of the accident have not been independently verified by our own staff. If you find any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.