One Dead Following Accident on 405 Freeway
CHP is actively investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in Culver City Thursday night.
It was sometime before 10 p.m. when a motorcycle and car collided on the 405 Freeway.
The collision took place within the northbound lanes at the transition from the 405 to the 90.
Sadly, the rider was declared dead at the scene. Their name is being withheld at this time pending notification of kin.
There was also a SigAlert issued due to the closure of the transition as investigators worked at the scene.
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.