One unidentified person was killed after a fatal motorcycle crash in Cerritos on Friday morning, March 19.
The deadly collision transpired at approximately 5:50 a.m. on Artesia (91) Freeway near Norwalk Boulevard in Cerritos.
An eastbound motorcyclist was riding on the carpool lane when an unspecified vehicle swerved in front of him. The motorcycle rider was then thrown off his motorcycle and into the westbound lanes, where he was struck by another vehicle.
Unfortunately, the motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries from the accident. He was later pronounced dead. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident. Local authorities are further investigating the accident and will attempt to determine the liability in the crash.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are terrible tragedies that almost always harm the motorcyclist than the other party involved. Motorcyclists are highly vulnerable in collisions and can easily sustain catastrophic and fatal injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, approximately 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2016. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
Motorcycle riders are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear a helmet every time they ride their motorcycle to prevent fatal injuries. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
While the investigation is on-going, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. Through the wrongful death claim, families can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship, pain, suffering, and emotional distress) that the tragic incident has caused them.
While nothing can reverse the damage incurred in a motorcycle accident, the civil courts offer a financial remedy to injured parties. After a motorcycle crash, speak to an experienced injury attorney immediately.
The aggressive motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law have decades of experience handling these types of wrecks throughout California. We’ve helped thousands of people recover after accidents similar to yours. Our mission is to protect crash victims’ rights and assist them in negotiations with large insurance companies that don’t have their best interests at heart. You have nothing to lose in contacting us.
We offer free consultations with no obligation to retain our firm. We also work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you don’t pay a dime unless we win you compensation. Get in touch online or call (888) 488-1391