Apple Valley, CA – Matthew Hicks Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 18

Apple Valley, CA (April 22, 2024) – A 39-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place in Apple Valley on Saturday evening, April 20th. The accident happened just after 6:00 p.m. on Highway 18 near Quinnault Road.

According to a report, 39-year-old Matthew Hicks, of Appley Valley, was driving a motorcycle eastbound on Highway 18. At the same time, a 2016 Toyota Sienna tried to turn left into Highway 18 from Quinnault Road. As it turned, the Sienna collided with the bike operated by Hicks. Hicks was rushed to a local hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. A young child in the Sienna suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital. There is no further word on their condition at this time. No one else involved in the accident has been identified. An investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available.

We want to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Matthew Hicks following this deadly crash in Appley Valley.  

Traffic Accidents in California

Each year, more than 3,000 people will lose their lives in car accidents that take place in California. This total accounts for more than 10% of all annual traffic fatalities across the country. Unfortunately, many people who are killed in these collisions are innocent motorists who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fatal crashes are some of the most devastating events that can occur and they cause a tremendous amount of stress for family members and loved ones.

Under California law, family members may be entitled to compensation when their loved one has been affected by the actions of a negligent driver. Our state’s wrongful death statutes are complicated, however, and these cases should only be handled by an experienced attorney. The following types of compensation may be available: Funeral and medical cost, lost wages and loss of earning capacity, loss of love and affection, and punitive damages.

Here at The Mason Law Firm, we strive each day to protect the rights of our clients. Our firm focuses its practices on personal injury and car accident cases so that we can provide the best individual service. When you need a tough and aggressive law firm, we are here to help you achieve the justice that you deserve.

Our firm is standing by to speak with you now. Our consultations are free for all potential and prospective clients. To speak with a Appley Valley car accident attorney, please reach out using our online intake form or give us a call at 661-270-5677,

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