Compton, CA (September 20, 2022) – Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, in Compton, CA a motorcycle was involved in a collision with a vehicle that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
According to the Compton Sheriff Station, the accident happened at the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Holly Avenue when a motorcyclist entered the intersection and was suddenly struck by another vehicle.
The victim was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered devastating injuries. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released at this time pending notification to the next of kin.
The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any major injuries in the crash.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities. The area had lanes restricted and traffic diverted as police investigated the scene, paramedics tended to the victim, and crews cleared the wreckage.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our hearts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Motorcyclists are very common in California. California has more registered motorcycles than any other state, due in large part probably to the favorable weather California enjoys year-round. Motorcycles are an environmental and economical choice for commuters, given the rising gas prices and increasing environmental concerns. However, motorcycles are a dangerous mode of transportation. Motorcyclists are just as entitled to share the roadways as other vehicles. All drivers owe a duty of care to watch for motorcycles and give them a buffer zone of space. However, that doesn’t always happen and motorcycle accidents unfortunately occur. Between 2014 and 2018, California recorded 2,655 fatal crashes involving a motorcycle. There are no safety features on a motorcycle, therefore, motorcyclists are extremely likely to incur serious injuries or death if they are in an accident with a vehicle.
There are many reasons motorcycle accidents happen, which are often the result of negligent actions of the other drivers sharing the road. Some factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents include lane splitting (California is the only state in which this is a legal practice), left-hand turns, cars not seeing a motorcyclist, tailgating, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and road hazards.
There is nothing more devastating in life than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person’s presence in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that your deceased family member gets the justice they deserve and can help you to cope with their loss. Insurance companies have strict filing deadlines after an accident for filing a claim. A compassionate attorney can help you with this process, so you don’t have to worry about these matters when grieving your loved one’s death.
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal motorcycle accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Compton wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.