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Motorcycle rider killed on south Los Angeles freeway

A motorcycle rider was killed on the Harbor (110) Freeway in the Los Angeles area. For some reason the motorcycle rider fell from the motorcycle or was otherwise lying in another lane, and because of this the rider was then run over by another driver that was traveling at about 70 miles per hour.

The motorcycle rider, who was 21-years old, died at the scene of the motorcycle accident. The California Highway Patrol ruled that alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

There appears to be more questions than answers concerning the death of the motorcycle rider. From the details received, it's impossible yet to know whether anyone was at fault for what occurred. The question that comes to mind immediately is why the rider was lying on the freeway to begin with.

Though it's possible that other drivers could not be held accountable for the motorcycle rider's death, the matter obviously deserves independent investigation. Many motorcycle accidents come about because other drivers on the road are not paying adequate attention to these riders' presence.

Even a minor motorcycle accident can result in severe injury or death. Putting together how such an accident occurred and attributing fault to other riders is often a difficult task for lawyers. It requires reconstructing the accident, interviewing witnesses, analyzing data, and organizing evidence in a manner that will make sense to jury members.

Many drivers prefer to place the blame on the motorcycle rider rather than take responsibility for not checking to see if a motorcycle rider is present. Lawyers representing riders need to make jurors understand just how frequently such a circumstance does occur.

Source: Press Telegram, "Motorcyclist run over and killed on Harbor (110) freeway in South L.A.," Oct. 7, 2012

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