January 02, 2023

Los Angeles, CA – Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Hurt in Crash on E. Imperial Hwy.

Los Angeles, CA - Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Hurt in Crash on E. Imperial Hwy.

Los Angeles, CA (January 2, 2023) – A motorcyclist was killed, and his passenger suffered injuries in a crash that took place in Los Angeles on Monday, January 2nd. The accident was reported around 12:40 a.m. on East Imperial Highway near the intersection with San Pedro Street.

Officials say that the motorcycle rider was traveling westbound on Imperial Highway when he crashed his bike into a railroad crossing gate. The rider, whose identity was not released, died at the crash scene. The man’s passenger, a 19-year-old female, was also injured. She was rushed to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. She has not been identified. The accident is still under investigation at this time.

Motorists were told to avoid the area and find an alternate route of travel. There is no additional information available.

We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to those who were affected by this motorcycle crash in Los Angeles. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles

According to the California Highway Patrol’s Transportation Injury Mapping System, Los Angeles County recorded 3,000 cases of motorcycle accident injuries in 2021. This number was slightly less than the year before, but it is still significant. Los Angeles County is the most populated area of the state. Therefore, it is natural to expect that there will be high numbers of crashes. Motorcycle accidents, in particular, tend to result in very serious injuries and even deaths for riders. Motorcycle riders have almost no protection from the impact of the crash. To make matters worse, riders are often thrown from their bikes, further increasing the chances of a serious injury.

Most Los Angeles motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence in some way or another. Like most accidents of any kind, motorcycle crashes are normally avoidable if everyone is operating their vehicles in a safe manner. Unfortunately, that is not always the reality of the situation. Careless and reckless driving contributes to many motorcycle crashes, just as it does with any other type of accident. The biggest issue is that motorcycle crashes have a much higher likelihood of causing catastrophic injuries and having bad outcomes for those involved.

Here at Madison Law Group, we are here to help if you or a loved one have been affected by a Los Angeles motorcycle accident. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys can help during your time of need. We handle serious crash cases, and our experience allows us to assist our clients in obtaining the best possible outcome. We would be honored to assist you as you go through this difficult period.

We are here to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. If you have been affected by a serious motorcycle accident, do not delay in seeking legal assistance. To schedule your time to speak with one of our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.

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Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. This post is intended to be informational. None of the information in this post is intended for medical or legal advice. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please seek medical attention from a qualified doctor right away. The photograph used in this post is not from this accident scene