December 01, 2022

Los Angeles, CA – Motorcycle Accident on Kester Ave Leaves One Dead

Los Angeles, CA - Motorcycle Accident on Kester Ave Leaves One Dead

Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2022) – According to the Los Angeles Police Department, working in conjunction with officers from Van Nuys, Tuesday’s incident between a motorcycle and a vehicle in Van Nuys resulted in the death of one victim.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was also dispatched to the scene and said that the collision happened at 5828 North Kester Avenue around 5:00 p.m.

One victim, thought to be the motorcyclist, was discovered dead underneath the car involved in the collision, per firefighters.

No additional injuries were recorded, and the identification of the deceased was not immediately available. The crash’s cause is still being investigated.

No further details have been provided to the public.

We send our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles

Statistics on motorcycle accidents are in a class by themselves. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distinguish motorcycle incidents from other types of vehicle accidents, largely because of their severity.

Unsurprisingly, the numbers are dismal: in 2019 alone, 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents. What’s more, drunk driving is rampant. In 2019, inebriated motorcyclists accounted for about 30{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of all motorcycle deaths, and in around 30{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of all fatal motorcycle accidents, the rider was speeding, which overlaps significantly with intoxicated riders.

Plus, approximately 30{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of motorcyclists involved in fatal collisions lacked proper motorcycle licenses. Researchers in the field of safety are now asking whether there is a connection between a motorcycle driver’s lack of license, alcohol, and excessive speed.

Tragically, the repercussions for victims and their families are severe. When comparing deaths per mile driven, motorcyclists are killed 28 times more often than occupants of passenger cars. Motorcycle deaths climbed by 82{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} from 2000 to 2016, despite the fact that the overall number of riders did not grow by the same proportion.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles that was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should contact a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney who can adequately defend you. At Madison Law Group, we have years of experience assisting clients similar to you in obtaining the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. Selecting an attorney from our legal firm for your motorcycle accident claim greatly increases your chances of success because we care about our clients and will fight tirelessly for your rights.

Our team of Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys is familiar with the serious nature of this sort of personal injury lawsuit. These collisions occur without a barrier between the cyclist and the road or other cars, which indicates that severe injuries are likely. Whether you have suffered a head, neck, back, spinal cord, or brain injury, we can get the compensation you and your family deserve during this trying time.

Our staff’s extensive knowledge of the legal system in our state enables us to create an effective accident claim on your behalf. Please contact our personal injury lawyers in the Los Angeles region if you have any concerns or questions. Contact our seasoned staff as soon as possible at 310-201-7676 to talk with a Los Angeles auto accident attorney today.

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