On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in La Mirada, California, a man tragically died after a collision with a car. The incident occurred at the Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue intersection in the early afternoon.
The motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a car when the car pulled out of a fast food parking lot. The motorcyclist hit the side of the car and then subsequently lost control of the motorcycle. This meant that the motorcyclist then continued without control down the road, hitting a curb and then a pole.
Ambulances were rushed to the scene of the accident and the motorcyclist was taken to Irvine hospital where he tragically lost his life at 4:14 p.m. The cause of death was determined to be due to multiple traumatic head injuries resulting from the collision.
The driver of the vehicle who was involved in the initial collision has had no charges filed against them.
As a driver of a private vehicle, it is important to be aware of the presence of motorcyclists on the roads. What would be deemed a relatively minor collision for a vehicle can prove to be fatal for motorcyclists since they have very little protection from external forces. While not all incidents can be foreseen, making extra checks for oncoming motorcyclists can help prevent collisions from occurring.
If you drive a motorcycle, it's important to learn about the ways in which motorcycle accidents can be prevented, as well as how the legal process works when accidents do occur. If you have been involved in an accident in the state of California, you may want to conduct further research on how the law works.