August 15, 2013
The 110 was partially shut down following the death of a motorcyclist who was ejected from his 1979 Honda motorcycle after striking a curb around 11:15 pm Monday.
The rider, a 53-year-old man who has not yet been identified, was then hit by several vehicles, one of which, a 2002 Lexus RS300, spun out and struck a guardrail before fleeing the scene. The owner was later arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. No word on the other drivers involved has been given.
The impacts from the vehicles pushed the body onto the shoulder of the Vernon Avenue offramp. CHP Officer Cheyenne Quesada says he died at the scene. A SigAlert was issued, and the number 3 and 4 lanes of the off-ramp were shutdown due to the investigation. Everything was cleared at 2:18 am.
This tragedy serves as a reminder to riders, that it isn’t only going down that we need to worry about, but what happens to us afterwards as well. Riders are most vulnerable when separated from their bikes on the pavement, and it’s at that time that the danger for injury or death can be most prominent. The Los Angeles accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw send our deepest condolences to the family ad friends to our fallen brother, and ask all the riders out there to stay safe while doing what you love.