LOS ANGELES, California (July 23, 2013) — Dawn Marie Downey, 35, was ID’d as the woman killed after being struck by a motorcycle on the northbound side of Angeles Forest Highway at Mount Emma Road, according to a dispatch report filed by the California Highway Patrol.
Just after 12:48 p.m., Sunday, CHP officers responded to a 911 call informing them of an accident between three motorcycles.
Downey, of Santa Maria, was riding a 2006 Suzuki GSXR1000, following her husband, Thomas Downey, who slowed to make a U-turn on the northbound shoulder.
As Downey slowed to make the same U-turn, she was hit and killed by Jorge Garcia, 27, of Long Beach who was trailing the husband and wife on a third motorcycle.
Initial reports indicate that Garcia was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred.
Emergency officials pronounced Downey dead at the scene, and Garcia was transported by paramedics to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
“Motorcyclists are often times overlooked on the roadways,” said Attorney West Seegmiller of Seegmiller Law Firm. “Drivers are often times distracted on the roadways, and if you are someone you know are injured as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault you should be properly compensated.”
Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics
There were 530 people killed and 50,153 injured in Los Angeles County car accidents in 2010, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.
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