Cesar Osorio, 49, was killed in an Irwindale motorcycle accident after he lost control and crashed. According to a City News Service report, the crash occurred early morning on Dec. 19 near the intersection of Arrow Highway and Live Oak Avenue. Osorio was eastbound on Arrow Highway and struck the center divider where the roadway curves to meet Live Oak Avenue. He was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Irwindale police have urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 626-430-2245.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of Cesar Osorio for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 25% of all fatal motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle accidents, which means no vehicle other than the motorcycle was involved in the crash. It may have involved the motorcycle striking a fixed object or simply going out of control and leaving the roadway. Just because a motorcycle accident only involves the motorcycle, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the motorcyclist was at fault.
There are a number of factors that could lead to a single-vehicle motorcycle accident including:
- Dangerous roadway conditions: Hitting a pot hole or poorly-maintained shoulder that was not clearly marked by a municipality, could result in a motorcyclist losing control of the vehicle. An oily or slick pavement could also lead to such a crash.
- Other drivers: Sometimes, what looks like a single-vehicle crash could actually involve other vehicles. For example, when a driver cuts off the motorcyclist and then flees the scene causing the motorcycle to crash into something, such an incident is known as a non-contact hit-and-run.
- Debris on the roadway: It is also common for motorcyclists to crash into debris in the middle of the roadway including trash, branches, rocks or motor vehicle parts that are not removed in a timely manner.
- Defective motorcycle parts: Faulty parts that can fail and cause a motorcyclist can lose control as well. In such cases, the manufacturer of the motorcycle and/or the defective parts can be held liable.
Contacting an Experienced Lawyer
Injured motorcycle accident victims or families of deceased victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. An experienced personal injury lawyer will fight hard to help them receive maximum compensation for their injuries, damages and losses.