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A Young Biker is Killed by a Woman Who Crossed a Double Yellow Line to Pass a Car.

Killed Biker Martin Allen Lacy
Martin Allen Lacy
R.I.P.
1983-2008

On September 26, 2008, while 25 year old Martin Allen Lacy was riding his motorcycle on Live Oak Canyon Road, in the Inland Empire, California, Martin Allen Lacy was killed when a woman named Holly Louise Ference, intentionally crossed a double yellow line to pass a van, driving directly into Martin Allen Lacy’s lane, striking him head on, and killing him.

Martin Allen Lacy was basically the victim of homicide by vehicle. There is no difference between someone shooting a gun off near people, and intentionally driving a car into oncoming traffic over a double yellow line, it is gross negligence rising to the level of a willful and wanton disregard for human life (murder).

This story is dedicated to the memory of Martin Allen Lacy, and his families attempt to bring the killer of Martin Allen Lacy; Holly Louise Ference, to justice through the legal system.

If you are a motorcycle rider, a biker, or just a plain old law abiding citizen who thinks that justice needs to be done in a reprehensible case like this, please show your support by sending to the family an email to law@norman-law.com. We will pass on all emails to the family.

For mor information about the case go to www.martinallenlacy.com.

If you have any information about the case, the death of Martin Allen Lacy, or the defendant Holly Louise Ference, please contact the families legal representative as follows:

Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq.
Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates
9909 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #188
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: 818-584-8831 ext. 3
internet: www.thepersonalinjury.com
email: law@norman-law.com

The following is a letter written by Debra Lacy after the killing of her son:

I lost it 1 year ago, but it seems like yesterday.

In the early morning of Sept. 26 a Friday, my son woke me up to tell goodbye, give me a kiss and a hug, as he was leaving for San Diego to go to work, the time was 12:55am.

I told him I hated him leaving at this time, but he said it was better less traffic and all and that he would be very carful, and that he would call when he got there.

As always his dad was out checking his motorcycle, making sure that everything was good, lights, tires and tire pressure and brakes, gave him a hug and we watched him drive away, not knowing that would be the last time we would see him alive.

You should know that Martin has been riding since he was 2 maybe earlier, my favorite memory was seeing him in a diaper, tennis shoes, and a helmet jumping on his 70cc 3-wheeler trying to go after his dad at Glamis. He was a natural on 2 wheels 3 and 4 wheels, dirt and street.

He had a very good teacher who stressed safety first. The motorcycle that he was on he only had for a year, it was previously wrecked; he and his dad rebuilt it from the ground up with all new parts.

At 9:00am the morning of the 26th a very pregnant blonde lady was at our door asking if we were Martins parents. I said yes, but he wasn’t home he was at work. Then she said the worst thing a parent will ever here, she was from the corners office. I wish those words on no one, our world fell apart.

She said that it was instant, he didn’t feel a thing, then she said that he hadn’t done anything wrong, that we should be happy about that, that someone hit him head on. We asked where and when it happened, she said at 1:05am and about 15miles from home on the canyon road. As a mom I wondered what took so long to contact us, she said because they could not find his ID, and that she had his backpack and did we want it. Of course, we wanted that and our son.

She gave us a business card on who to contact and then left.

Then the hell starts, as if we didn’t have enough pain, thank god for our oldest son who stepped in and handled everything, even in his grief, but this was not going to be easy, it turned out to be a nightmare from the start and got worse, we were not allowed to see Martin until he was released to the funeral home where Matthew and his dad identified him.

The corner did an autopsy on Martin and said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, no alcohol or drugs were in his system, and no other problems, death was instant.

As a mother I asked if the other person was hurt, they said no, and my reply was that’s good. When we asked how this happened, they said she was passing someone and hit Martin head on. We didn’t find out more until Matthew and Mark went to the scene and then went searching for the CHP officer that was at the scene at the time of the accident. That’s when they found out that woman who killed Martin was 22 years old , crossed a solid yellow line on an incline passing a van with no windows, and that Martin probably never even seen it coming. We found out the killer was released at the scene of the accident to her parents, who took her to the hospital to be checked out.

She was released with only a field sorority test done, no ticket no drug test nothing. Where was a 22 year old woman going on a Friday night at 1:00am in the morning going in such a hurry? If the situation was reversed, Martin would have been arrested taken down, tested, and at the very least ticketed.

Here it is almost a year to exact 20 days before the date and Martin’s killer still has not faced any consequences, not even a ticket, and here I am fighting the whole system for some kind of justice for our son MARTIN ALLEN LACY.

Where is the justice for my beloved son?

Debra P. Lacy
Mother of Martin Allen Lacy

By Biker Lawyer and California Motorcycle Accident Attorney, © 2009

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A Couple of Motorcycle Accidents in California Caused by Negligent Cagers.

The scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in Gilroy, CaliforniaDUBLIN – California

The driver of a white BMW 2004 linked to a hit-and-run accident Monday evening on northbound Interstate 680 has turned herself in, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Sobhanieh Mostakhdemin, 25, of San Mateo, turned herself in Wednesday afternoon at the CHP’s Dublin office and was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury, CHP Officer Steve Creel said.

Motorcyclist Robert Demartino Jr., of Livermore, was hit Monday on northbound Interstate 680 near Sunol Boulevard in Pleasanton, Creel said.

Witnesses said the driver of a white BMW had been traveling at more than 100 mph, nearly colliding with several vehicles. The driver began closely following a 2005 Chevrolet SUV before a curve in the highway, and Demartino was just ahead on a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750.

The BMW struck the motorcycle’s rear wheel and Demartino was thrown to the pavement, where he hit his head, Creel said. Demartino was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he is listed in stable condition.

The BMW struck both the SUV and Demartino’s motorcycle, but only Demartino was injured, Creel said.

Creel credited two eyewitnesses with getting the BMW driver’s license plate number, which he said led officers to Mostakhdemin.

This women should be put in prison for a long time. She is a danger to society and bikers!

Gilroy – California

An unidentified 40-year-old Gilroy male was killed Tuesday evening after colliding with an SUV and an unidentified pickup truck in a hit-and-run accident.

The accident happened around 5:50 p.m. on the corner of Watsonville Road and Redwood Retreat Road.

Silver 2005 Silver Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport SUV, driven by a 31-year-old Santa Cruz woman, was traveling southbound on Watsonville Road at an unknown rate of speed and attempted to turn right onto Redwood Retreat Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A silver and black 2008 Honda Interceptor motorcycle was stopped at the stop sign on Redwood Retreat Road with an unidentified white Nissan pickup behind the motorcycle at the stop sign. As the Tacoma made an unsafe turning movement, it failed to maintain its lead and crossed over the solid double yellow lines of eastbound Redwood Retreat Road, impacting the motorcycle head on and forcing the bike to crash into the front end of the pickup.

The driver of the motorcycle was pinned underneath the right side of the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene by Santa Clara Count Fire Paramedics. The roadway of Watsonville Road and Redwood Retreat Road was partially obstructed for about two hours. Driving under the influence is not suspected, and no arrests have been made as of Wednesday morning.

Police are still looking for the pickup that left the scene. Anyone with any info can call the Hollister-Gilroy CHP office at 848-2324.

These are just a couple of the many motorcycle accidents that happen in the State of California, and that usually only the family, friends, victims, and medical workers know about. I am putting these accidents on the Biker Law Blog just to remind everyone that riding season is upon us.

People in cars must remember to watch out for bikers and motorcyclist. We have a right to share the road just like everyone else.

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident anywhere in the State of California, you may call us for a free consultation 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 800-816-1529 ext. 1.

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