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A Rider and Passenger Die in Motorcycle Accident on the 405 Freeway in Seal Beach, California

Biker Law Blog NewsSEAL BEACH – California

A man and woman died Sunday when they lost control of their Harley-Davidson motorcycle, cut across the 405 freeway, hit a car and were launched head first into a cement wall, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The man, 60, and woman, 57, were wearing full helmets, but the blunt-force trauma was too strong, said Officer Stacey Willits, who was at the scene.

The accident occurred at 11:18 a.m. on the northbound 405 near the Seal Beach Blvd. exit. The two were taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital with massive head wounds. They were pronounced dead at 12:07 p.m. and 12:25 p.m. Their identities have not been released.

The man was driving, and the woman was his passenger, Willits said.

Witnesses said the pair was driving in the first or second lane of the northbound 405 freeway at about 65 mph when the motorcycle started fish-tailing, Willits said. The bike then made an almost 90-degree turn and cut across the freeway to the sixth (slow) lane. It hit the left-rear corner of a Honda Accord and ejected the riders into a concrete road-construction divider.

The investigation is still open and officers do not yet know what caused the couple to lose control of the motorcycle. Willits asked that anyone who saw the bike lose control call the California Highway Patrol office in Westminster at 714-892-4262.

Law enforcement officers shut down the third through sixth lanes of the freeway for about an hour while CHP investigated the accident.

This accident is a horrible tragedy. I send my prayers and condolences out to the friends and family of the victims of this accident.

Based on the witness reports from this accident regarding the motorcycle’s rear end beginning to fishtail, it is possible that the victims suffered from a rear tire blow out, or a loose and unstable swing arm, or something to that effect. They could have even locked up the rear end braking too heavy. However there is no evidence based on the witness reports that the motorcycle was braking at the time of the accident.

Both victims were wearing full face helmets.

This accident should remind all bikers to check their tire tread and tire pressure before they ride their motorcycles. I am not saying that this is what caused the motorcycle accident, because I do not know, but it may have played a factor.

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Jesse James Charged with Vandalism in Long Beach

Jesse James of West Coast Choppers and Monster Garage fameToday, Jessie James has been cited for vandalism by the Violent Crimes unit of the Long Beach Police Department after approaching and threatening a celebrity photographer parked across the street from the location of a West Coast Choppers Place press conference. The actual incident took place on March 25, 2010.

It is alleged that James blocked the photographer’s car with a motorcycle and yelled at him through the driver’s side window as a friend struck the car’s windows with a knife and slashed three tires. It was all caught on video.

The photographer was also cited for stalking James, but it’s the celebrity that took the biggest hit.

The photographer never would have been there, of course, if news had not broke a few weeks ago that James had been unfaithful to his movie star with Sandra Bullock – his wife of five years this July – with a variety of women.

Then came the photos of Jesse James posing as Adolf Hitler – years before meeting Bullock – and the questions of possible neo-Nazism were not far behind.

I hope Jessie James gets some treatment for anger management while he is in rehab. He is lucky because this incident could have been much worse if the photographer was actually struck with glass, or had a heart attack or something like that.

A quick outburst of anger has ruined many of men’s lives.

Jesse James must be thinking that it was nice while it lasted. However, I have a feeling that he is going to be OK.

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