Rider Fatally Struck by Several Vehicles Near Century Boulevard
INGLEWOOD (August 25, 2017) – A scooter rider was killed in a road accident on the Interstate 405 Freeway near West Century Boulevard Friday morning, according to KTLA.
Initial reports mentioned authorities received a call at about 1:45 a.m. reporting a traffic incident involving a downed two-wheel vehicle and a body in the southbound side of the interstate.
As per the article, multiple vehicles struck the man and his scooter after it went down, and possibly leading to the rider’s death. But at this time, investigators are still working on determining what cause the initial crash that apparently downed the rider.
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Following the accident, only two vehicles involved remained. But California Highway Patrol officers believed more drivers may have left the scene, possibly without knowing they had struck the man.
A SigAlert was issued at approximately 2 a.m. for the closure of all southbound lanes to give way to the investigation. The freeway reopened about 5:45 a.m.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than cars and trucks. This simple comparison explains why riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car or any enclosed vehicle. Recent statistics posted an average of 480 motorcyclists killed yearly in California. According to authorities, the primary factors contributing to motorcycle accidents are unsafe speed, alcohol or drug use, improper turning, riding on the wrong side of the road, and failing to yield.
If you believe that your loved one has been killed because of another party’s negligence, your family may file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain justice and monetary damages. We, at the Johnson Attorneys Group, are here to help you acquire closure on the tragic incident that your family has experienced, and also the compensation you deserve. You may contact our Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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