Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Scene of fatal Love Ride accident on the 5 Freeway.
Scene of fatal Love Ride accident on the 5 Freeway.

PACOIMA CALIFORNIA – Two people died Sunday after crashing their motorcycle into a big rig on the 5 Freeway.

The crash happened on the northbound 5 Freeway at Branford Street before 11 a.m. Sunday at just as bikers were crowding the freeway for the 28th annual Love Ride charity fundraiser.

According to California Highway Patrol officials, the driver of the motorcycle was between lanes when he collided with a big rig, throwing the rider and passenger underneath the truck where they were both run over, instantly killing himself and his female passenger.

“During 28 years of the Love Ride, we have not had a single fatality,” Shokough said. “This is sad beyond words. My heartfelt condolences and sympathies go to the family and the friends of these two riders”

Two others were treated on scene for minor injuries and another was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Led by “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, today’s event was expected to draw over 18,000 bikers and raise as much as $1.7 million for charities, including this year’s designated charity, Autism Speaks.

Love Ride was established in 1984 by Harley-Davidson of Glendale.

The only reason Liz and I were not doing this year’s Love Ride is because I am having a surgery on Friday, and I needed the weekend off.

News of this accident makes me sick as it would any biker who rides motorcycles.

Here in California most of us bikers and motorcyclist split lanes because it is not illegal, and traffic is horrible.

It appears that the guy who was killed in this wreck may have been splitting lanes.

I myself have split lanes countless times and I can tell you what, when I get next to a big rig I always get nervous, especially when there is nowhere to go.

I am not going to use this news to write an article on how to lane split.

My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of the rider and passenger who were killed in this accident.

Pacoima California Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Filed Under: Articles,California Motorcycle Accident,Editorial,Fatal Motorcycle Accident,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,
Monday, September 18th, 2006

Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. and Jay LenoComprehensive and Collision insurance ordinarily only covers the “stock” fair market value of your vehicle.

A Stock vehicle is a vehicle that has not been modified or accessorized.

Most motorcycle owners tend to add chrome, custom paint, custom engine work, custom pipes, custom grips, etc. If you want these items to be covered by your insurance company in case of a motorcycle accident you must ensure that you add accessory coverage to your policy, otherwise you will only be covered for the stock fair market value of your motorcycle or other motor vehicle in case of an accident.

Some motorcycle insurance companies automatically provide $1,000.00 in accessory coverage and some don’t. I highly recommend that you add up the cost of all of the add-on’s and accessories to your motorcycle, and buy enough accessory coverage to cover the cost of replacing the custom parts.

In the motorcycle world, add-ons and accessories sometimes equal or exceed the entire cost of the stock motorcycle. Make sure you take pictures of your motorcycle after the customization, and keep receipts for all add-on’s and accessories that you have put onto the motorcycle just in case of an accident. You will need to be able to justify the add-on and accessory cost to the insurance company in case of there is damage to your motorcycle for which you need to make a claim to your insurance company.

By Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., Copyright 2006

Filed Under: Articles,Biker and Motorcycle Law,Biker Rights,California Motorcycle Accident,Editorial,Education,General Legal,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Personal Injury,

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