LOS ANGELES, California (October 7, 2016) — Danny Salgado, 28, of Glendale has been identified as the motorcycle rider killed Thursday afternoon in a crash with a pickup truck on the southbound Interstate 5 Golden State Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The fatal crash took place about 1:20 p.m. when Salgado collided with the driver of a Dodge pickup truck. A witness told authorities the motorcyclist was splitting lanes when the collision took place just north of Fletcher Drive.
“It is certainly not illegal to split lanes when you are riding a motorcycle,” said Attorney James Johnson. “It must be done in a safe manner, however, but other motorists are required to maintain their lanes unless they safety signal to make a movement.”
The fatal crash remains under investigation by police to determine liability.
Several lanes were closed to traffic for the investigation by police.
Los Angeles County Accidents
There were 585 people killed and 50,917 injured in 2013 traffic accidents in Los Angeles County, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide integrated Traffic Report. In the city of Los Angeles, there were 235 deaths and 24,789 injured that year including 46 motorcyclists killed and 1,714 of them injured, the CHP statistics report said.
Help For Families
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the family of the young man who was killed in this collision. We know how difficult it is to handle legal issues when you have lost a loved one or have been seriously injured in an accident. When the collision is caused by a negligent driver, we are here to help you put your life back together and ensure you get the best possible settlement for all of your losses. We have office locations in Los Angeles and throughout California, call us today for a free and confidential consultation at 800-235-6801.
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