Long Beach, CA (September 19, 2022) – Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Friday evening, September 16, in Long Beach, CA a motorcycle was involved in a collision with a pickup truck that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the accident happened on Atlantic Ave. A motorcyclist was traveling southbound when a Toyota Tundra pickup truck made a left turn from eastbound 19th Street to northbound Atlantic Avenue and pulled out suddenly in front of the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist did not have any time to avoid the pickup truck and collided with the truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident. Before paramedics arrived, some good Samaritans were seen rendering aid to the motorcyclist. Due to the impact of the collision, the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe injuries. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital where he sadly died from the injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of the pickup truck did not sustain any injuries.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities.
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.
Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation in California due in part to the moderate climate and beautiful scenery which make riding a motorcycle an enjoyable pastime. Motorcyclists are entitled to share the roadways and have other drivers watch out for them and respect their space. However, that doesn’t always happen and motorcycle accidents occur. Between 2014 and 2018, California recorded 2,655 fatal crashes involving a motorcycle. Motorcyclists account for 14% of all road accident deaths, which is the highest of any type of vehicle. Motorcyclists love the open road and feeling the wind rush past them. But these same things they love are part of the same reasons that motorcyclists are increasingly likely to incur serious injuries or death if an accident does occur. Motorcycles lack any of the basic safety features that vehicles have, such as seat belts and airbags. Therefore, motorcyclists need to protect themselves in any way they can by wearing protective gear and helmets.
There are many reasons motorcycle accidents happen, but often it is because of the 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, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and road hazards.
There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided. 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 your deceased family member gets the justice they deserve and can help you to cope with their loss. Insurance companies have strict filing deadlines 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 somebody you love in a fatal motorcycle accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Long Beach wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
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