At around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, a motorcyclist was injured in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Studio City. While heading northbound on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in a red Porsche Cayenne, a driver swerved into the motorcyclist, who was also traveling northbound at the time, the impact sending the rider into a wood power pole. Emergency responders transported the rider to an area hospital to receive treatment for multiple injuries, including a broken leg. Authorities are searching for the driver of the Porsche.
“When a driver flees the scene of an accident, he or she not only violates state traffic laws but also leaves the victims with the financial burden of recovering from serious injuries,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “specifically debt from exorbitant medical bills and lost income.”
Throughout Los Angeles County, 71 motorcyclists lost their lives and another 2,657 were injured in collisions in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash data of 58 counties in the state, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Los Angeles ranked 34th for motorcyclist safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in the hit-and-run accident.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this crash.
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