Shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday, May 9, a pickup truck struck and killed 27-year-old motorcyclist Josue Corado, of Norwalk. The driver of the truck, 24-year-old Josue Avalos, hit Corado when he turned left onto Home Street from Long Beach Boulevard in front of him, the impact sending him 15 feet from the site of the accident. Although paramedics performed life-saving techniques, such as CPR, Corado was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash and a criminal charge is pending against Avalos, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, has designated May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. During May, Los Angeles Police Department officers will heavily patrol areas frequented by motorcyclists in an effort to prevent fatal and injury accidents through enforcement. With 394 fatal crashes, 2009 marked the end a 10-year, 175-percent increase in motorcyclist fatalities, from 204 deaths in 1998 to 560 in 2008.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Josue Corado, the motorcyclist who was struck and killed by the truck last Monday night.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram originally reported this accident.
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