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Placerville, CA – Ronald Gillespie Killed in Accident Reported on Gold Hill Rd

San Joaquin, CA – Fatal Injuries Reported in I-205 Truck Accident

Placerville, CA (September 30, 2020) – An accident on Sunday afternoon claimed one man’s life in the Placerville area. Just after 3:20 p.m., on September 27, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Gold Hill Road.

Reports show that 18-year-old Rafael Reynaga was driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup truck through the intersection of Gold Hill Road and Lotus Road when his vehicle collided with a 1997 Harley Davidson, which was driven by 67-year-old Ronald Gillespie.

The impact of the crash caused Gillespie to be ejected from his vehicle. The man was fatally injured in the accident and declared deceased at the scene.

Neither Reynaga nor his passenger, 18-year-old Marlene Magdaleno, were injured in the crash. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ronald Gillespie at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in California

Hundreds of motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents across the state of California each year. In fact, motorcycle accidents account for approximately 14% of victims killed each year in traffic-related incidents. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to witness the distressing outcomes families are forced to endure as a result of negligent and reckless drivers. When people lose their lives in motorcycle accidents, their families should reach out to a California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

The Law Offices of William E. Weiss has decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in fatal collisions. For nearly four decades, California motorcycle accident attorney William E. Weiss has represented numerous families who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents caused by careless actions of other motorists to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Over the years, the Law Offices of William E. Weiss has succeeded in helping thousands of California pursue legal options after being injured or losing loved ones in avoidable accidents.

Although our law firm is well-versed and capable of handling even some of the most complex legal claims litigants can bring forth, we routinely handle claims surrounding motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, truck or car accidents, bicycle accidents, fire incidents, defective products, first amendment issues, boating accidents, consumer fraud, and more. Our team is dedicated to helping victims prevail with their legal claims so they can get the justice they truly deserve. Our team provides individualized representation that truly reflects the best interests of our clients every step of the way. Contact Attorney William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to see what legal options are available for you.

Notes:  Our firm uses outside sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to various news sources, police reports, traffic incident reports, and first-hand accounts about accidents and the injuries involved.  For this reason, the details surrounding the accidents that we report about have not been independently verified by our writers and staff.  If there is any incorrect or false information in this post, please contact us immediately and will change the post to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimers:  As valued members of our local community in San Francisco, we at William E. Weiss, are making an effort to improve the overall safety of our community members while informing them about the dangers of driving and reminding drivers to drive safely and use precautions. This post is not a solicitation for business.  The safety information provided should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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