At around 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th, a motorcyclist was killed when a truck made an unsafe left turn on PCH in Long Beach. The 33-year-old man was riding northbound when he collided with a southbound pickup truck that was turning left near Seventh Street. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities cited the truck driver for the unsafe turn and are investigating the accident. Witnesses are asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detective Dave Lauro at 562-570-7322.
“When the negligence of a motorist results in the death of another, the family of the victim may pursue a wrongful death claim against the motorist,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.
The California Highway Patrol’s most current crash statistics indicate that 5 motorcyclists lost their lives and 86 were injured in accidents in Long Beach in 2009. Statewide, the agency recorded 394 motorcyclist fatalities that year, the first decline since 1998, marking the end to an 11-year, 175 percent increase.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who was killed when the truck made an unsafe left turn on PCH.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram originally reported this fatal crash.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of investigating a motorcycle collision and seeking compensation through the injury or wrongful death 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 attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.