February 4, 2014

A man was killed last week in a collision with a passenger vehicle in West Los Angeles.

Based on reports by the Los Angeles Police Department, the crash occurred at the Santa Monica Blvd and Barrington Ave intersection just before 6:00 pm last Thursday.

The rider was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Coroner's lieutenant Larry Dietz identified the victim as 30-year-old Armand Vartanian, a resident of Los Angeles. No further details on the incident have been released.

It's no secret that one price we pay for living in Southern California is a ridiculous and consistent amount of congestion on our streets. Usually for drivers, this is an inconvenience. Often for riders however, it's downright dangerous. During rush hour we need to be particularly diligent in looking out for ourselves, because I wouldn't bet the guy driving next to me isn't exhausted after a hard day at work and thinking not about looking out for others on the road, and instead what might be for dinner. This truly sad story is one we hear all too often, and the Los Angeles motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy. We beg you riders to please look out for yourselves on the roads, because you're the only one you can count on to do so.