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Orange – John Franklin Martin ID’d Victim of Fatal Motorcycle Crash on I-10

Posted on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 8:13 am    

Orange County law enforcement officials have released the name of the victim who died in a deadly motorcycle accident on Interstate 10 late Friday night.

The fatality was identified as John Franklin Martin, 42, of Buna.

According to initial reports, Buna was operating a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle along the eastbound lanes of I-10 when it struck a couch that was sitting in the middle of the highway. The impact threw Buna off his motorcycle, leaving him seriously injured. He was rushed to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Beaumont where he succumbed to his injuries a short time after. Police said the victim was not wearing a helmet when the accident took place.

No one else was injured.

Local investigators have yet to determine why the couch ended up in the highway.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. That is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Driving while distracted, under the influence of alcohol, and at an unsafe speed are three most common causes of car accidents.

If you are a victim of a car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there to help you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and getting you the justice that you deserve. They will also help you file a lawsuit and get fair and just compensation for physical and emotional trauma you experienced.


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