Shortly before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 57-year-old motorcyclist Calvin Riggs, of Norwalk, was killed in a collision with a van in Long Beach. While traveling southbound on Conquista Avenue, Riggs collided with a Toyota van that was turning left onto Carson Street. He suffered serious head trauma and was declared dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
“When a collision results in a fatality, the family of the victim may hold the at-fault driver liable for their loss through the civil claims process,” explained California motorcycle injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Long Beach accounted for 6 of the 71 fatalities and 106 of the 2,657 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, motorcyclist fatalities decreased by 10.7 percent from 394 in 2009 to 352.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Calvin Riggs, the motorcyclist killed in the collision with the van.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram originally reported this crash.
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