Fatal Motorcycle Collision at Vista Del Mar and W Imperial Highway
48-year-old Jay LaPlante was killed after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle Monday morning.
The LAPD reported that the crash occurred just before 6:15 a.m. in Playa Del Rey on March 21st.
The accident took place at the intersection of Vista Del Mar and West Imperial Highway.
It was reported that a vehicle made a left-hand turn in front of LaPlante’s bike, resulting in a collision and major injuries.
LaPlante went down in the roadway and sadly died at the scene.
The involved driver stopped at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jay LaPlante.
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 you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.