LOS ANGELES, California – A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after his motorcycle struck a pole at 460 Exposition Boulevard, according to a Los Angeles Police Department report.

According to the police report, the motorcycle rider died at the scene of the crash about 9:41 a.m. on Tuesday. Initial reports indicated that no other motorists were involved in the crash, but an investigation is pending.

Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Statistics

In Los Angeles, there were 74 motorcyclists killed and 2,637 riders injured in motorcycle accidents reported in 2010, according to statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System Report.

There were 389 fatalities and 10,134 injuries to motorcyclists in California in 2009, the CHP report said.n the United States, motorcyclist injuries made a significant drop, down roughly 9% to 82,000 injuries reported in 2010 compared to 90,000 injuries the year before. Fatal accidents were slightly up, 4,502 deaths were reported in 2010 compared to 4,469 in 2009.


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