According to Westminster Police Department officials, at approximately 3:00 p.m., authorities responded to the collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. The 22-year-old rider from Garden Grove was attended to by emergency first responders who tragically pronounced the young man dead at the scene. No additional information has been provided on the driver involved and whether or not the motorist remained at or left the scene. The Westminster Police Department will be the sole agency handling the investigation.
As motorcycle accident attorneys, we see accidents like this all too often. Intersections are always a dangerous situation, and even the most careful riders cannot always avoid accidents like this. Motorcyclists can reduce the risk of such accidents, however, by taking a good motorcycle safety course, wearing bright and/or reflective clothing and equipment, and riding defensively.
As always, the Orange County Motorcycle Accident attorneys at RiderzLaw implore you to ride smart and ride safe.