It is likely that most residents of California would agree that motorcycles are no match for a passenger vehicle or anything larger. The size of a motorcycle makes it prone to a motorcycle accident for a few different reasons. First of all, the vehicle is small so sometimes the drivers of other larger vehicles with which a motorcyclist is sharing the road don’t see a motorcycle until it’s too late. Second, a motorcycle does not offer much protection so when these accidents do happen the motorcyclist is the most likely candidate to suffer catastrophic injuries.
A motorcycle accident victim recently suffered fatal injuries as a result of an accident that occurred between the motorcycle and another vehicle. The accident occurred shortly after 3:00 in the morning. According to accident investigators the car was traveling northbound and made a left-hand turn. Right after making the turn the car crashed into a motorcycle that was traveling through the intersection.
The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where the motorcyclist was initially pronounced in critical condition but, unfortunately, he later died from the injuries suffered in the accident. The driver of the car and the passenger fled the scene of the accident.
Thankfully, some of the individuals that witnessed the accident followed the car and cut it off about 150 yards from the scene of the crash. Police confirmed that they arrested both the driver and the passenger as they had allegedly switched seats after the crash occurred. The accident remains under investigation so police do not know at this time whether alcohol played a role in the accident.
When an accident occurs and results in someone’s death, their surviving family members may be able to recover compensation if someone else that was involved in the accident is determined to be the negligent party.
Source: NBC Los Angeles, “Motorcyclist Killed in North Hollywood Hit-and-Run,” Samia Khan and Oleevia Woo, July 19, 2014