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Motorcyclist Killed in Torrance, California Identified as Arthur Maloles of Winnetka

Motorcycle accident collisions often result in the most serious or catastrophic injuries, sometimes even wrongful death as occurred at about 3:20 pm, Monday, October 12, 2020, when motorcyclist Arthur Maloles was involved in a collision with a SUV in Torrance California.

On Tuesday, authorities from the Coroner’s office and the Torrance Police Department identified the deceased motorcyclist as Arthur Maloles, age 44, of Winnetka, California.  Mr. Maloles apparently died at the scene of the collision, located at Hawthorne and Lomita Boulevards, in Torrance.

It was reported that Mr. Maloles was travelling on a motorcycle northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, near Lomita Boulevard, when a Ford Escape vehicle, allegedly traveling southbound on Hawthorne Boulevard made a left turn in front of Mr. Maloles, causing Mr. Maloles and the motorcycle he was operating to collide with the Ford Escape vehicle, according to Sgt. Alexander Martinez of the Torrance Police Department.

It was also reported that the female driver of the SUV – a Ford Escape vehicle – was 56 years of age and investigators do not believe that she was under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any other intoxicating substances at the time of this collision.  The name of the female driver of the SUV involved in this motorcycle collision was not released by the investigating authorities.

As a result of this collision and resulting death of Mr. Maloles, Hawthorne Boulevard was closed for a period of time between Lomita Boulevard and Skypark Drive during which the Torrance police officers were investigating this collision, including its causes.

While the legal cause for this collision had not been stated, often the person turning left is considered legally at fault as compared to the other vehicle (including motorcycle) travelling straight for, among other reasons, not yielding the right of way to the vehicle travelling straight, however like in many things in law there are several exceptions including when the other vehicle travelling straight passes through a red traffic light or blows a stop sign or is travelling in excess of the posted speed limit or travelling too fast for conditions.

Anyone who may have witnessed this accident collision resulting in the death of Mr. Maloles should immediately contact the Torrance Police Department or may contact our personal injury and wrongful death law offices and lawyers.

Experts believe such motorcycle accidents can be reduced or injuries mitigated (lessened) by doing the following:

  • Motorcycle riders being more attentive and avoiding driving errors
  • Motorcycle headlamps always ON including during daylight operation
  • Never riding while under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicating substances
  • Wearing protective gear while riding, such as approved helmets and protective clothing such as leather jackets, appropriate gloves, pants and boots.

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