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Oakdale, CA – Lois Sipe, 61, Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Hwy 120 near Valley Home Rd

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Oakdale, CA (August 16, 2021) – A woman identified as 61-year-old Lois Sipe lost her life in a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on a highway in Oakdale on Wednesday, August 11. The collision occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m., according to reports. 

Sources indicate that the wreck happened on Highway 120 near Valley Home Road for reasons still being investigated. Information from officials states that Trisha Lewis, 65, of Jamestown, was headed east in her Toyota Prius on the highway when Sipe was headed west on her Kawasaki Vulcan. 

Lewis tried to pass the pickup truck and accelerated while entering the westbound lane and the path of the Kawasaki. The two vehicles collided head-on. 

Sipe was thrown from her bike due to the impact. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding paramedics. Lewis suffered no injuries. 

Authorities in Oakdale continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal accident in Oakdale. 

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Stockton

Motorcycle accidents cut short the lives of over 500 people every year. An additional 14,000 riders are left to deal with overwhelming pain and suffering from crash-related injuries. In a collision, motorcycle riders are fully exposed, which greatly increases their odds of sustaining broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and crippling spinal cord injuries that will require lengthy and expensive medical treatments. To make things worse, injured riders are often physically unable to work for months or even years as they recover. 

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will inevitably be approached by insurance adjusters who seem to be on your side but are trying to get you to agree to a lowball settlement. Accepting a settlement from an insurance carrier is most likely not in your best interest. Typically, insurance companies offer the minimum amount of financial compensation to collision victims as a way to get them to sign over their legal rights to pursue additional damages.

Once they sign, the victim is prevented from continuing to seek the monetary compensation they need for medical care, lost income, and the many other costs they will eventually face arising from their accidents. Instead, it is crucial to reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney in California as soon as possible. You may have options available to help you move forward after being harmed in an accident.

Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. 

After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Fresno to explore legal options available to them moving forward.

The personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates in Los Angeles have extensive experience helping our clients collect full and fair compensation after being injured in an accident. We provide aggressive and effective legal guidance that ensures accident victims are in the best position possible to cover the costs of medical care and various other financial obligations as they move forward from their accidents.

Our team conducts an independent investigation into every case for our clients to ensure no detail goes unnoticed. We put together solid claims that ensure victims are in the best position possible to prove their case and get the justice they deserve. Contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Bakersfield.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Bakersfield and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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