On the night of Saturday, July 20, an unlicensed teen driver struck and killed 30-year-old motorcyclist Gregory McNally in Costa Mesa. While traveling northbound on Harbor Boulevard in a minivan, a 17-year-old female turned left in front of McNally, who was traveling southbound at the time. His Kawasaki motorcycle struck the right side of the van. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:20 p.m. Authorities are investigating the motorcycle accident and asked that witnesses contact Costa Mesa police traffic investigator Darren Wood at 714-754-5264.
“When an individual fatally harms another while violating the law, that person may be held liable by the family of the victim through the wrongful death claims process,” explained Costa Mesa motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Costa Mesa accounted for none of the 20 fatalities and 42 of the 756 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Costa Mesa ranked 8th out of 53 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury motorcycle accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Gregory McNally, the motorcyclist whom the unlicensed teen driver struck and killed.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Costa Mesa motorcycle accident.
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If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a Costa Mesa motorcycle accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.