Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver in Fatal Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident
Southern California Public Radio reports that law enforcement authorities are looking for the driver of a van who struck and killed a motorcycle rider in South Los Angeles. Emergency response personnel pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene of the accident. A representative for the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division said that the Los Angeles motorcycle accident occurred at 8:48 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the intersection of 120th and South Main Streets. LA police say the van was westbound on 120th Street when the driver “blew a red phase tri-light and struck the motorist, who was riding south on Main Street,” according to one LAPD detective.
Police say that they are looking for a white Dodge van made in the 1980s “with a blue stripe running down the middle of the vehicle.”
The age, name and address of the victim of this Los Angeles motorcycle accident was not available at the time of publication, but his motorcycle was as a 2001 Suzuki 750cc model.
The cause of many motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles and elsewhere is a driver failing to see or observe a motorcycle rider’s right of way. Motorcyclists struck by another vehicle have little to protect them and are often killed or very seriously injured, requiring long and expensive stays in the hospital. If you received injuries in a motorcycle accident, Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney Samer Habbas may be able to help you and your family recover a financial settlement to cover expenses and other damages. Call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today to schedule a free consultation about your case.