October 1, 2014
A Los Angeles police officer was killed while in pursuit of another rider yesterday.
The incident occurred in Covina at approximately 2 pm. Officials with the LA County Fire Department say that Officer Jordam Corder was a motorcyclist when an SUV turned left in front of him at the corner of Citrus Avenue and Puente Street.
The motorcycle that Officer Corder was pursuing did not stop following the collision.
Responders rushed the officer, in critical condition following the accident, to the hospital. The Covina Police Department says he later succumbed to his injuries.
The SUV driver was also sent to the hospital, but his condition was undisclosed.
Corder is said to have received multiple awards from the advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Police officers appealed to the public for assistance locating the motorcycle Corder was in pursuit of. Anyone with information should contact the Covina police department directly or submit an anonymous tip through 1-800-222-TIPS.
Some motorcycle riders believe themselves impervious to law. Don't fall into the trap of believing that your actions on a motorcycle are not detrimental and often dangerous to others on the road. It's a dark day for the motorcycle community when the actions of our own cause the death of another. Please do everyone a favor and keep you and your bike within the boundaries of the law. And if you do get caught bending the rules, don't bolt. Stop your bike and deal with the issue you created for yourself like an adult.
The Los Angeles motorcycle attorneys here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends who must now live with the aftermath of this tragedy.
Please riders we beg you, be safe out there – if not for yourself then for the others around you.