Motorcyclist and Lexis Collide in accident in HOV lane of southbound 405 freeway-- file photo

Motorcyclist and Lexis Collide in accident in HOV lane of southbound 405 freeway– file photo

LOS ANGELES, California (Dec. 16, 2013) – A motorcyclist was injured Monday morning after a collision with the driver of a gold Lexis sedan in the HOV lane of the southbound Interstate 405 freeway at Getty Center Drive, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 9:45 a.m., CHP officers reported the motorcycle accident and said the rider was sitting in the center divider waiting for police and paramedics to arrive.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials responded to the scene of the accident to assist those who were hurt in the crash, the report said.

Both vehicles required tow trucks and police issued a SigAlert for roughly 30 minutes due to the vehicles blocking the HOV lane.

“Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury when they travel on our busy freeways during the morning commute,” said Attorney West Seegmiller.  “Police will investigate the cause of this accident to determine liability and the report is typically available to those involved between one to four weeks after the crash.”

Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics

There were 530 people killed and 50,153 injured in traffic accidents in Los Angeles in 2010, according to recent statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.  Statistics show that 197 of those killed in Los Angeles were involved in crashes involving alcohol, 195 were pedestrians, 25 were bicyclists and 74 were motorcyclists, the CHP report said.

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