A motorcyclist was killed, and two were arrested following an early morning crash on Sunday on the 60 Freeway at the 605, according to authorities.
The accident was reported around 3:40 am near Industry, according to CHP Officer Ed Jacobs. The name of the motorcyclist was not released, rather he was described as a 28-year-old Walnut man.
According to CHP Officer Jennifer Cassidy, both 57-year-old Ai Ho of Rowland heights and 25-year-old Gilberto Flores were arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, while Flores was additionally charged with drunken driving.
A statement by the CHP says that the rider was riding a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle at a “high rate of speed” prior to the collision. He rear-ended the 1995 Lexus SC300 driven by Ho, who was traveling at approximately 65 mph.
“As a result of this collision, (the motorcyclist) was ejected into the No. 3 lane while his vehicle continued traveling westbound,” a statement by CHP said. The statements continues that the 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Flores, then came to the scene and struck the motorcycle.
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, according to Jacobs. Both the Lexus and the Chevrolet fled the scene. Investigators were aided by the license plate which fell off one of the vehicles during the collision.
Officers located the vehicles in Rowland Heights and Los Angeles, and continued to arrest the suspected drivers.
LA County Booking Records indicate that Ho is being held at $50,000 bail while Flores is being held at $100,000 bail.
The events of this accident are difficult to understand, but suffice to say that the differential of speed between the motorcyclist and Ho appears to be the primary factor in the crash and death of the rider. We urge all riders to stay safe on the motorways, especially in conditions of low visibility. The Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer all those affected by this tragedy our deepest condolences. Stay safe riders.