News sources reported that a motorcyclist was killed when he rear-ended a car on Highway 101 in Calabasas Saturday.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Christian Cracraft, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of the Ventura Freeway near Las Virgenes Road around 9:45pm. The 37-year-old Oxnard man was riding his 2003 Honda motorcycle in heavy freeway traffic when he collided with the rear of a 38-year-old Thousand Oaks woman’s vehicle. The impact of the collision ejected his from his bike and onto the No. 2 lane, where he was struck by a 2004 BMW driven by a 44-year-old Lompoc woman.
Los Angeles County firefighters declared the man dead at the scene when they arrived about 13 minutes later.
No other vehicles or injuries were reported in association with this accident. CHP officials are continuing to investigate what may have led the man to crash into the back of the Thousand Oaks woman’s vehicle.
As a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer, I’ve seen this type of accident happen before. My heart goes out to the friends and family of this man in the wake of this tragic accident. In my time , I’ve seen people get through these times of grief with a strong support system, and I hope his friends and family have such a system in place.