Shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 22-year-old motorcyclist Alexander Smollins, of Culver City, was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Santa Monica. While traveling northbound on 25th Street, a 26-year-old driver turned left onto Pico Boulevard and collided with Smollins, who was riding eastbound on Pico at the time. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked witnesses to call Santa Monica police at 310-458-8495.
“After a fatal crash, the family of the victim may hold the at-fault driver legally accountable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Santa Monica accounted for none of the 71 fatalities and 40 of the 2,657 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in collisions that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The state’s incidence of motorcyclist fatalities increased 15 percent, from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Alexander Smollins, the motorcyclist killed in the collision with the vehicle.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this Santa Monica accident.
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