February 12, 2013
A rider was rushed to the hospital following an accident that involved another vehicle on the 405.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened in Sepulveda Pass just before noon. CHP officer Monica Posada says that the incident took place near Skirball Center Drive.
Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles City Fire Department says that paramedics transported the rider to Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA.
A SigAlert was issued just before 1:00 pm, closing two lanes of the five lane highway, which caused traffic to backup about five miles, beyond the I-10 and reaching Culver City.
There's no doubt about the danger that four-wheel vehicles post to motorcycle riders on the streets. This isn't to say larger vehicles are always at fault, but rather than when an incident does occur it's the rider who will take the brunt of the crash. The role of motorcycle riders on the streets is both to avoid making a mistake ourselves which causes an accident, in addition to making sure you're watching out for the mistakes of others.
The Los Angeles motorcycle attorneys here at RiderzLaw wish a speedy recover to the downed rider and beg our readers to please be careful out on the roadways.