LONG BEACH, California (June 22, 2016) — Arturo Zamarripa, 33, of Orange was killed when a driver in a pickup truck turned in front of his motorcycle at the intersection of Seventh Street and Newport Avenue, a Los Angeles Police Department report said.
The crash took place about 10 p.m. Monday night. Zamarripa was riding on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and traveling eastbound on Seventh Street. The motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the 2000 Toyota Tacoma after it made a left-hand turn in front of the bike towards Newport Avenue, police reported.
Zamarripa died of his injuries at the scene of the crash. The report did not mention whether the 70-year-old man driving the pickup truck was injured.
The crash is under investigation by police, but based on the facts presented here it appears that the motorcycle rider likely had the right-of-way.
“Drivers are not supposed to make a left-hand turn in front of on-coming traffic unless it is safe to do so and it is certainly not safe if there is a collision that takes place,” said Attorney James Johnson.
The crash is under investigation by police and witnesses may contact Detective Steve Fox at 562-570-7355.
We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. The staff of Johnson Attorneys Group offer our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the victim, his family members, and friends.
Losing a loved one is devastating as families and friends are left to carry the pain of this loss. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that a sudden death of a beloved is not only an emotional experience, but also an economic event. If you have lost a family or friend from a road accident, contact our law firm today at 800-235-6801. Our Long Beach wrongful death lawyers will speak to you and they will bring all expertise to your case. We help you get the justice you deserve.
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