Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6th, the driver of a pickup truck struck and killed a motorcyclist in Huntington Beach. The 1983 Chevrolet Silverado collided with the 2009 Yamaha near the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Adams Avenue. The rider was declared dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked witnesses to call 714-636-5666, explains a motorcycle accident lawyer in Orange County.
Huntington Beach accounted for 3 of the 17 fatalities and 67 of the 759 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in traffic accidents throughout Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, with 1st place being the worst. That year, the city ranked 2nd out of 56 cities for motorcycle safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who was struck and killed by the truck yesterday.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Huntington Beach crash.
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