A 47-year-old man identified as Quintance D. was killed in a deadly head-on motorcycle crash in Gardena on Saturday night, October 16.
The deadly collision transpired at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the area of Rosecrans Avenue at Kingsley Drive. The black Jeep’s female driver hit the median while driving west on Rosecrans Avenue near Kingsley Drive. Her car veered into the oncoming eastbound lanes, where it collided with an eastbound motorcycle.
Unfortunately, Quintance, who was riding the motorcycle, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the female Jeep driver was taken to Harbor General Hospital to be examined. Her identity has not been disclosed.
Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the collision. Anyone that can give additional helpful information about the crash is urged to contact Traffic Investigator Jose Zamudio at 310-217-6189 or Traffic Sergeant Alex Rivera at 310-217-6183.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to injuries and fatalities due to the lack of safety features like seatbelts and airbags that car passengers enjoy. Accidents involving motorcycles can result in serious injuries or even death. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that in 2016, there were 5,286 fatal motorcycle accidents in the United States.
Unfortunately, Los Angeles is not a safe place to ride a motorcycle. In 2020, more than 2800 motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles resulted in 117 deaths and 3131 injuries. Severe head injuries can be minimized by wearing a helmet.
The use of a motorcycle helmet reduced fatalities by 37%, according to the study. It’s possible that even with this protection, the rest of their bodies are still in danger. Some common causes of motorcycle accidents are careless driving, speeding, intoxicated driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to obey traffic laws.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles County
Medical bills, property damage, and possibly funeral expenses can add up quickly after a car accident. You and your family may also have to deal with a great deal of mental and emotional pain and suffering as a result. When a loved one dies unexpectedly, the family may be at risk of being exploited by insurance companies.
As a result, it’s recommended that they enlist the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney to handle their case. In a wrongful death claim, the responsible party is required by law to pay for the deceased’s medical bills, funeral costs, pain, and suffering.
Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver? Arash Law’s motorcycle attorneys are ready to help you right now. You are under no obligation to use our services after a free consultation with us. For this reason, you pay nothing until we recover compensation for you. We also work on a contingency-fee-basis. Contact us by e-mail or phone at (888) 488-1391.