News agencies indicated that a man and woman were killed Sunday when they lost control of their Harley-Davidson motorcycle, swerved across I-405 and struck a vehicle. The two victims were thrown head first from the bike and into a cement wall.
California Highway Patrol Officer Stacey Willits said that the 60-year-old man and his 57-year-old female passenger were wearing full coverage helmets, but the blunt-force trauma from the impact was too strong.
Witnesses claimed the pair was riding in the first or second lane of the northbound freeway around 11:20am near the Seal Beach Boulevard exit when the motorcycle began to fishtail. The bike made an almost 90 degree turn and veered across traffic lanes before striking the rear corner of a Honda Accord and ejecting the riders into a concrete barrier.
The riders were transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital with severe head wounds. They were pronounced dead at the hospital at 12:07pm and 12:25pm.
CHP is investigating what may have caused the riders to lose control of the motorcycle and are requesting that witnesses to the accident come forward with any information.
As a motorcycle rider and Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyer, I’m saddened to hear of this tragic accident. My heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family of these riders as they try to cope with their loss. In my time , I’ve seen family support help ease the pain of tragedies such as this and I hope that their family has the support they need to grieve and begin the process of healing.