Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise in Southern California. Just this past week alone, four people were killed in motorcycle accidents throughout the region.

Russell Olden, 56, of Hot springs died Monday Nov. 5 when his bike crashed with a pickup truck on Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Steven Nguyen, 24, of Garden Grove died in a crash on the westbound 22 freeway in Westminster after he collided with two vehicles. Later that afternoon in Los Angeles, a motorcyclist Brandon Garrett, 35, of Sherman Oaks was killed on Bundy Drive when a driver in a 2010 Lexus IS250 made a left-hand turn in front of the biker.

By Friday, Nov. 9, a fourth motorcyclist was killed in a crash with another vehicle on Dehesa Road and Willow Glen Drive. The unidentified 45-year-old El Cajon man crashed his motorcycle and was subsequently struck by a driver in an SUV who was unable to avoid hitting him.

The rise in motorcycle accidents has not gone unnoticed by the California Highway Patrol who kicked off a year-long campaign this week: California Motorcycle Safety Enforcement and Education II.  The program is aimed at reducing crashes among motorcyclists and is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The motorcycle awareness campaign will include social media outreach, presentations on motorcycle safety and encouraging the public to share the road with two-wheeled vehicles.

“Without a continued focus on motorcycle safety education for all motorists, the number of motorcycle-involved collisions may continue to rise, especially as more Californians are turning to motorcycles as a means of transportation,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow

There are roughly 1.3 million motorcyclists licensed to ride in California, the CHP reports.

According to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, traffic accidents involving motorcycles had declined for two  years through 2010. However, new preliminary data compiled the CHP now shows an increase in motorcyclist deaths between 2010 and 2011.

“Motorists often do not notice a motorcycle rider as they navigate on our busy roadways so as a result many crashes are due to vehicles changing lanes or making left-hand turns in front of a biker,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.

There were 347 motorcyclist deaths in 2010, accounting for roughly 15% of the total 2,510 deaths for all crashes that year. Additionally, there were 9,625 people injured in motorcycle crashes in 2010.

Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

This article was provided by the Seegmiller Law Firm. Our expert attorneys are not only experienced legal professionals, but they are also seasoned motorcycle riders. Attorney West Seegmiller and Attorney Trent Evans are both motorcycle enthusiasts who have themselves been in crashes over the years. They know first-hand how devastating a motorcycle accident can be to those injured and to the families of victims who have lost a loved one.

The Seegmiller Law Firm attorneys invite prospective clients to have a free consultation to discuss whether they have a case against another individual or entity. Call 1-855-ASK–WEST (1-855-275-9378) to speak with an attorney.

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought to win justice for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Newport Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Copyright ©2012 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise in Southern California. Just this past week alone, four people were killed in motorcycle accidents throughout the region.

Russell Olden, 56, of Hot springs died Monday Nov. 5 when his bike crashed with a pickup truck on Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Steven Nguyen, 24, of Garden Grove died in a crash on the westbound 22 freeway in Westminster after he collided with two vehicles. Later that afternoon in Los Angeles, a motorcyclist Brandon Garrett, 35, of Sherman Oaks was killed on Bundy Drive when a driver in a 2010 Lexus IS250 made a left-hand turn in front of the biker.

By Friday, Nov. 9, a fourth motorcyclist was killed in a crash with another vehicle on Dehesa Road and Willow Glen Drive. The 45-year-old El Cajon man crashed his motorcycle and was subsequently struck by a driver in an SUV who was unable to avoid hitting him.

The rise in motorcycle accidents has not gone unnoticed by the California Highway Patrol who kicked off a year-long campaign this week: California Motorcycle Safety Enforcement and Education II.  The program is aimed at reducing crashes among motorcyclists and is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The motorcycle awareness campaign will include social media outreach, presentations on motorcycle safety and encouraging the public to share the road with two-wheeled vehicles.

“Without a continued focus on motorcycle safety education for all motorists, the number of

motorcycle-involved collisions may continue to rise, especially as more Californians are turning to motorcycles as a means of transportation,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow

 

There are roughly 1.3 million motorcyclists licensed to ride in California.

According to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, traffic accidents involving motorcycles had declined for two  years through 2010. However, new preliminary data compiled the CHP now shows an increase in motorcyclist deaths between 2010 and 2011.

“Motorists often do not notice a motorcycle rider as they navigate on our busy roadways so as a result many crashes are due to vehicles changing lanes or making left-hand turns in front of a biker,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.

There were 347 motorcyclist deaths in 2010, accounting for roughly 15% of the total 2,510 deaths for all crashes that year. Additionally, there were 9,625 people injured in motorcycle crashes in 2010.

Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

This article was provided by the Seegmiller Law Firm. Our expert attorneys are not only experienced legal professionals, but they are also seasoned motorcycle riders. Attorney West Seegmiller and Attorney Trent Evans are both motorcycle enthusiasts who have themselves been in crashes over the years. They know first-hand how devastating a motorcycle accident can be to those injured and to the families of victims who have lost a loved one.

The Seegmiller Law Firm attorneys invite prospective clients to have a free consultation to discuss whether they have a case against another individual or entity. Call 1-855-ASK–WEST (1-855-275-9378) to speak with an attorney.

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought to win justice for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Newport Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Copyright ©2012 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.