Authorities Identify Man Killed in Long Beach Motorcycle Crash on 405 Freeway
Long Beach, California (October 28, 2021) – 41-year-old David Verweyst Jr. was the man who died in a 405 Freeway motorcycle crash that happened Thursday morning in Long Beach, as per a local news source.
The accident occurred at around 4:40 a.m. on southbound 405 Freeway near Cherry Avenue.
The collision, whose cause and manner remained unknown, involved the motorcyclist and at least one car.
CHP officers said the motorcyclist was pinned underneath the vehicle and died in the accident.
All southbound lanes of 405 Freeway were closed following the accident. The carpool and number one lane had been reopened at 5:30 a.m.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Motorcycle Accidents in California
In 2019, California was leading in the number of registered motorcycles in the USA. The state has also, over the years, recorded high numbers of motorcycle accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries or death.
Some of the common causes of motorcycle collisions in California include:
- Motorcycle lane splitting
- Cars making left turns
- Driving under the influence
- Road hazards
Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries when an accident happens compared to car passengers. This is so because motorcycles do not have many safety features such as airbags, safety belts or steel cage to protect riders. Instead, they rely on helmets and protective riding suits only.
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