A man was killed on Monday in a Van Nuys motorcycle accident. The motorcycle accident in Van Nuys occurred on the 405 Freeway. The motorcyclist was headed southbound on the 405 freeway, at around eight in the morning, when he collided with at least one other vehicle.
The 405 freeway accident caused the closure of three lanes near Sherman Way. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the victim of the 405 freeway motorcycle accident was an adult male, but he has not yet been identified. Many drivers who passed by this tragic accident scene reported that the motorcyclist passed away at the scene and was not transported to a hospital.
We have not yet heard if the California Highway Patrol has determined who was at fault for this Van Nuys motorycle crash. It will be necessary to interview witnesses and the drivers of the other vehicle or vehicles involved in the crash, before determining fault. Unfortunately, as we have written about before, and seen in many of our own cases, many witnesses typically blame the motorcycle rider, even when the driver of a car is at fault for causing the crash.
If the driver of a vehicle was at fault for this 405 freeway accident, we hope the driver stopped and was identified. In this situation, the heirs of the deceased motorcycle rider would be able to make a Van Nuys wrongful death claim against the insurance company for the at fault driver. Even if the traffic collision report places blame on the motorcyclist, the family of the victim should still contact a Van Nuys motorcycle accident lawyer to look into the facts of the accident, investigate the cause, and see if a wrongful death claim can be made against any potentially responsible parties.