April 4, 2014
A motorcyclist was killed on the carpool connection between the 91 and 57 freeways.
The accident occurred at around 8:45 am Thursday morning. According to investigators they believe the victim was maneuvering through the corner of the ramp when he hit the wall, causing the crash which led to the motorcycle landing on top of the victim.
Due to the injuries sustained during the incident, the victim was pronounced dead at UCI Medical Center less than an hour later.
The man has been identified by the coroner's office as 52-year-old David Frommelt of Planctia.
No other vehicles are reported to have been involved in the incident.
Morning commute rides can be dangerous for one very important reason: familiarity. The same ride we have done a hundred times and that we know like the back of our hand always retains the ability to catch us off guard because we expect consistency, and unfortunately we live in an inconsistent world. Whether it's a patch of moisture we didn't see, a newly formed pothole, debris in the road or changing weather conditions, the results of encountering new obstacles in our path can prove deadly.
At one time or another we have all come across something completely unexpected on a road that we could almost maneuver with our eyes closed. Usually the result is an evasive maneuver accompanied by an elevated heart rate but occasionally the worst is unavoidable.
The Orange County motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the affected family and friends of this incident, and beg all of our readers to please be careful out on the roadways.