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Pacific Palisades: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Bus


Shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a Big Blue Bus in Pacific Palisades. While turning left from Marquez Avenue onto Sunset Boulevard, the bus collided with the rider, pinning him under the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one on the bus was injured. Authorities are investigating the crash.

“The official investigation into a fatal crash can take several weeks to complete,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “during which time details about the collision may not be available to the family of the victim.”

Seventy-one motorcyclists lost their lives and 2,657 were injured in traffic collisions that occurred throughout Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Motorcyclist fatalities in California decreased 10.7 percent, from 394 in 2009 to 352 in 2010.

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 collision with the bus.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Pacific Palisades accident.

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