Collisions involving motorcycles and large vehicles like trucks and big rigs usually end up badly for motorcyclists.
In fact, a collision involving a motorcycle and a big rig, which recently occurred in Los Angeles, has claimed the life of a rider.
According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, the accident happened at Lorena Street, along the westbound 60 Freeway at around 3:00 p.m.
No information has been released regarding the condition of the big rig driver.
Authorities are still conducting an investigation in the aim of determining what caused the fatal incident.
If you want to know more about motorcycle accidents, you are encouraged to call a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.
People who are driving large vehicles, specifically big rigs, should always practice defensive driving in order to avoid accidents, which can endanger the lives of all the involved parties, not just them.
A big rig driver recently died when his vehicle rolled over and burst into flames after colliding with a car along southbound of I-15 in Lake Elsinore.
According to authorities, a pedestrian was critically injured in the crash. They have not released information regarding the car driver’s condition.
Drivers are required to be cautious while on the road and they should also do everything that they can to have full control of their vehicle.
Remember, failure to do so may lead to an accident and to your own death.
A big rig driver who lost control of his vehicle died after being involved in a rollover accident along Interstate 40 in San Bernardino County, stated California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators.
According to reports, a 2001 Volvo tractor being driven by Michael Goodman, 55, from Virgin Islands, veered off the left side of the westbound lanes. He then attempted to move back onto the freeway, but lost control of the tractor.
The vehicle then rolled over onto the center median, causing Goodman to sustain fatal injuries.
Authorities said his 46-year-old passenger identified as Orlando Perez, from Pennsylvania, was hospitalized to be treated for back pain.
A 68-year-old pickup driver, from Atwater, met a watery death after his pickup struck a concrete canal bank and plunged into a canal, which was full of water.
According to reports, the man was traveling northbound on Shaffer Road along north of Palm Avenue in Fresno when the accident occurred.
The driver would have been alive today if he did not try to overtake a big rig driven by Francisco Ochoa, 40, also from Atwater.
The man reportedly moved towards the southbound lane in an effort to overtake the big rig. When he noticed that a number of vehicles were approaching, he decided to return to his original lane.
However, the vehicle’s rear clipped the big-rig’s front, which caused it to spin out of control.
The driver was airlifted to a hospital in Modesto where he was pronounced dead.
He is the sole occupant of the pickup when the accident took place.