Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal Watts Traffic Accident
A fatal motorcycle accident took place in Watts, California Saturday evening.
It was just after 6 p.m. when a car and motorcycle collided on June 25th.
Per reports, the car turned left in front of the bike at the intersection of Compton Avenue and Century Boulevard.
It was also reported that the driver was headed northbound on Century and the motorcyclist was traveling south on Compton.
65-year-old Obera Washington, the rider, sustained major injuries and sadly died at the scene.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Oberta Washington.
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
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.