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Congested traffic in the Los Angeles area shows no signs of abating and continues to cause traffic hazards. Sadly, many of these hazards result in serious and sometimes fatal accidents. According to California Highway Patrol, a recent incident resulted in a serious motorcycle accident that caused the deaths of two people.
The accident was the result of a chain reaction crash that began when one vehicle hit a center divider and veered into traffic, ending up sideways between the carpool and fast lanes. It happened during rush hour on a recent morning. The motorcycle collided with a stopped vehicle and the rider was thrown from the motorcycle. The crash involved at least six vehicles.
The driver of one of the vehicles and the motorcycle rider were both pronounced dead at the scene. Another driver was transported to the hospital with what were believed to be minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. No charges have been made but the cause of the accident remains under investigation. It is not known if speed may have been a contributing factor.
Motorcycles can be fun to ride and are an economical form of transportation in California. As bumper stickers proclaim, they are everywhere and drivers should be on the lookout in order to avoid a serious motorcycle accident. No one can turn back time and undo the tragedy that occurred. A conversation with a personal injury attorney can help one determine if a personal injury lawsuit is a viable option. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.