January 23, 2014
Northbound 405 traffic was stopped on Wednesday after an early morning motorcycle crash that killed a Newbury Park woman.
The rider has been identified as 31-year-old Fallon Naccarato. At just before 4:00 am Naccarato was riding north of Getty Center Drive when her motorcycle rear-ended a vehicle.
Naccarato was pronounced dead on-scene. At about 4:15 am a SigAlert was issued, which caused traffic to build as far back as Sunset Blvd.
Eventually the California Highway Patrol was able to divert traffic off the freeway at Getty Center Drive. One lane reopened at 5:30 am, but it wasn't until 8:45 am that all lanes were open once again.
The CHP says that it is unclear whether or not speed was a factor in this accident.
The CBS Local news article has received many comments both heartfelt and hostile, offering their thoughts on the tragedy.
Riding through early morning traffic, especially on the congested freeways of Los Angeles, is entirely what you make of it. Some bikers will fall in with the bumper-to-bumper traffic while others split through the lanes. No matter how you ride, it's absolutely critical that you keep yourself aware of changing conditions ahead of you. Whether you're acting like a car and need to watch out for stopped vehicles, or you're splitting lanes and need to watch out for inattentive drivers changing lanes in front of you, the only person you can rely on to keep you out of trouble is yourself. It pains us to read about this kind of tragic story because it's one we hear over and over again, with seemingly no way to prevent it. The Los Angeles motorcycle attorneys here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the affected family and friends of the fallen rider, and beg our readers to please stay safe out on the roads.