July 11, 2014

A motorcycle rider has been killed in a crash which occurred on the 405 southbound through the Sepulveda Pass.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place at about 9 am this morning when the motorcyclist collided with another vehicle. Emergency responders rushed him to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The rider has only been identified as being a 50-year-old man. The scene of the accident was southbound on the 405 at Mulholland Drive. Traffic was backed up as far as the 101 freeway, and a SigAlert remained active as late as 11:15am.

While often the most mundane part of the day, the morning commute can be equally as dangerous. It's easy to be sucked into the mindset of safety-in-repetition, but the truth is that each commute will be different, and the people you're riding next to will be ever-changing. As riders it's an unfortunate truth that we are likely the only ones on the road with concern over our safety, and even more frightening is that we are one of only a minority even aware there's a motorcycle around.

The Los Angeles motorcycle attorneys here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the downed rider, and beg our readers to please look out for yourselves on our roads.