September 20, 2021 – Orange, California: Motorcyclist Heath Christian McCormick was killed by a suspected DUI driver yesterday evening, Monday, September 20 in the City and County of Orange, California. The suspected DUI driver was later identified as Eric Lopez, a 24-year-old from Anaheim.
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Specifically, motorcyclist Heath Christian McCormick was killed by the suspected DUI driver when he was traveling northbound on Orange Olive Road. Eric Lopez, who was driving a Nissan in the opposite direction, made an unsafe left turn onto Meats Avenue, causing a collision with the motorcycle.
The driver of the Nissan that caused the collision remained at the scene of the collision and was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated after being interviewed by police, who believe the driver to have been under the influence of marijuana.
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Our deepest sympathies are with those involved in this incident and their families. We understand the impact losing a loved one in a severe motorcycle accident can have on your life. Our team of attorneys is compassionate and attentive. We know how to handle the legal and financial aspects of your loss. That way you can focus on coping with it. Our experienced team of wrongful death attorneys and motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you seek justice and compensation.
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In the aftermath of a serious crash with injuries or death, it is vital that claimants understand their rights and assert their claims as soon as possible. Fortunately, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you in numerous ways, including:
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