November 30, 2014

An accident in Montebello has led to the death of one and the injury of another.

Officials with the Montebello Police Department say they responded to the incident just before 4:45 am at the 400 block of East Avenida de la Merced.

On-scene they found a man (the driver) and woman (the passenger), both suffering from severe injuries.

Preliminary reports indicate that the motorcycle was traveling east on the roadway when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the bike and struck a curb. The riders were ejected from the motorcycle, causing the injuries.

The man was rushed to Los Angeles County Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as 19-year-old Hugo Fragoso of Montebello.

The female rider also sustained severe injuries, but medical officials say she is expected to survive.

In the dark and cold early hours of the morning, it is common for issues to befall unexpecting riders. Increased moisture in the air and on the ground along with low visibility can lead to obstacles which are extremely difficult to avoid.

Our thoughts go out to Mr. Fragoso, and we wish his passenger a speedy recovery. The Los Angeles motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims in this tragedy.

Please readers we beg you, to ride safely and look after yourselves out on the roadways.