Fatal Traffic Accident on Whittier & Atlantic Boulevards
CHP is actively investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred Sunday night in East Los Angeles.
It was around 9:48 p.m. when a motorcycle and car collided at Whittier and Atlantic Boulevards.
It is unclear at this time what caused the crash to occur on July 10th.
Sadly, the rider was found unresponsive once paramedics arrived. They were rushed to the hospital; where they were pronounced deceased.
No details have been provided regarding the other driver.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.