Accident News For Attorneys, the Legal Field & the Public
Marc A. Grace, 25, was killed in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident after losing control of his 2003 Suzuki. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred on the westbound Ventura 101 Freeway near Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City, during the early morning of December 10, 2011. Officials say that Grace may have been speeding when he lost control and was ejected onto the pavement. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the friends and family of Marc A. Grace for their terrible loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accidents
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 35 people were killed and 1,248 were injured involving motorcycle accidents in the city of Los Angeles. During that same year, 83 fatalities and 2,719 injuries occurred due to motorcycle accidents. countywide.
Based on this news report, officials say the victim may have been speeding when he lost control of his vehicle. According to California Vehicle Code Section 22350 (Basic Speed Law): "No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property."
I trust investigators are examining all possible causes of this tragic accident. Was another motorist involved and responsible for the incident? For instance, did another driver force the motorcyclist to veer out of control? Did an auto defect or mechanical malfunction contribute to the crash? Did a dangerous roadway condition play a part in this fatal motorcycle accident?
The family of a deceased motorcycle accident victim would be well advised to preserve the damaged vehicle intact, so it can be analyzed by an expert for product defects, mechanical malfunctions and other evidence. Victims' families would also benefit from a consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will study all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.
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