Motorcyclist Fatally Struck in Mission Hills, CA

Authorities are actively searching for the suspect of a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in Mission Hills Saturday night. 

30-year-old Freddy Perez, of Granada Hills, was fatally struck while riding a motorcycle around 11:45 p.m.

The crash occurred on July 16th on west Sepulveda Boulevard near the 405 Freeway. 

Sadly, Perez died at the scene. 

The driver was reported to have been driving a dark-colored pickup truck. Anyone with information is urged to contact 818-644-8115 or 800-222-8477.

The crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Freddy Perez.

Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.

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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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