Shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Chatsworth. The accident occurred in the 10000 block of Winnetka Avenue. Emergency responders pronounced the rider dead at the scene. Two occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“After a collision resulting in injury or death, the party determined to be at-fault may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries or of their families’ losses,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 2,713 motorcyclists were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the accident data of the state’s 58 counties, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Los Angeles ranked 34th for motorcyclist safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who was killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were hospitalized.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Chatsworth accident.
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