April 09, 2023

Culver City, CA – Brian Carlton Killed in Motorcycle Crash on 405 Fwy.

Culver City, CA - Brian Carlton Killed in Motorcycle Crash on 405 Fwy.

Culver City, CA (April 9, 2023) – A 30-year-old Los Angeles man was killed in a Sunday morning crash in Culver City. The accident occurred just before 1:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway near Washington Boulevard.

Police say that a car and a motorcycle collided with one another, leaving the car engulfed in flames. The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike and was lying in the HOV lane. Paramedics and fire crews rushed to the scene and treated 30-year-old Brian Carlton for serious injuries. Carlton later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no reports of other injuries in the crash. There is no word on how the accident occurred.

Authorities have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident. There is no further information available. An investigation is ongoing.

We would like like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Brian Carlton following this deadly motorcycle crash in Culver City.

Motorcycle Accidents in California

Motorcycle riding is very popular in California. With exciting terrain and a generally accommodating climate, both local riders and visitors take the opportunity to explore our state on an annual basis. Given the high traffic volume and the prevalence of negligent drivers, however, riding a motorcycle in California come with many risks. Between 2016 and 2020, over 2,500 motorcyclists were killed in our state, with more than 500 fatalities reported each year. In addition to these reported fatalities, there were thousands more injuries. Many motorcycle accident injuries are not minor in nature. Instead, they are often serious and can impact riders in a variety of ways. Broken bones, soft tissue injuries, road rash, and head trauma are among the more common injuries that are sustained in motorcycle crashes.

Every motorcycle accident will be carefully investigated by authorities who will attempt to determine how the collision took place. In many cases, the motorcyclist is not at fault as the crash results from someone else’s negligence. Drivers may fail to see or yield to riders, which can result in a sudden and catastrophic accident. To make matters worse, motorcyclists are often ejected following a collision, making it more likely that they will suffer a major injury.

If you have been affected by a California motorcycle accident, you may have legal rights. If you have lost a family member to a crash, our thoughts go out to you. There is certainly nothing more devastating than losing a loved one in a collision, especially if that accident was not their fault. However, you should be aware that you could receive compensation for your loss. Here at Murphy & Landon, we represent crash victims and family members following motorcycle crashes and other serious collisions.

Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a Culver City motorcycle accident lawyer please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.