An unidentified motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Irwindale on Friday afternoon, October 9.
The deadly crash occurred on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at approximately 2:40 p.m. A motorcyclist collided with an unspecified vehicle on the freeway for unclear reasons. The type of vehicle that hit the motorcyclist has not been specified at the moment.
One witness claims that a big rig hit the victim while another local said a white Tesla was responsible for the crash. The motorcycle rider sustained injuries from the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four eastbound lanes of the highway were closed down to give way for the cleanup and investigation. It was later reopened at 6:10 p.m.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the fatal accident. People that can provide helpful information about the crash can call the California Highway Patrol at 323-259-3410.
Although a variety of laws protects motorcycle riders, motorcycle accidents are still an inevitable occurrence. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to follow traffic laws.
Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers of private cars. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, motorcycle riders have 16 times the risk of injury and 35 times the risk of a fatal crash compared to car passengers. Motorcyclists should dress appropriately and wear helmets every time they ride their motorcycle to avoid life-threatening injuries and even death. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal motorcycle accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys can utilize their resources to help prove the negligence of the liable party. They can hire expert witnesses, conduct background checks on the involved drivers, and review applicable insurance coverage for their clients.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident can be quite stressful and overwhelming.
While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship and income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.