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Los Angeles: USC Student Injured in Motorcycle Collision with Hit-and-Run Driver

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At about 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9th, a USC student was critically injured in a motorcycle collision with a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles. While traveling near the intersection of Vermont and Lexington avenues in a burgundy 1993 GMC Safari van, the driver struck the 21-year-old motorcyclist and fled the scene. He was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries, including multiple fractures. Witnesses described the driver as a 5-foot 5-inch tall, 170 to 190-pound male Latino, aged 35 to 45-years-old. Authorities have requested that anyone with information about this incident call Detective Josephine Mapson at (213) 972-1840 or (800) 222-8477 to leave tips anonymously, explains a California personal injury lawyer.

Los Angeles County accounted for 80 of the 383 fatalities and 2,709 of the 10,479 injuries suffered by motorcyclists throughout California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 29.6 fewer motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents than in 2008, the first decline since 1998 and the end of an 11-year, 175 percent increase.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the USC student who was critically injured in the collision with the hit-and-run driver a full recovery.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this motorcycle accident.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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