Deadly Seal Beach Motorcycle Crash
On Thursday afternoon, a motorcycle, Subaru, and two other vehicles collided on the 405 Freeway.
The collision occurred at 3:41 p.m. in the northbound lanes near Seal Beach Boulevard.
Sadly, the crash resulted in the death of the unidentified motorcyclist.
Upon impact, the rider went down and ended up blocking the HOV lane, along with another involved vehicle.
A witness reported that the rider was speeding prior to the collision and it was also raining at the time of the crash.
There were also people who stopped to help and administer CPR to the rider.
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