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    Posted on July 8th, 2011

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    A Los Angeles motorcyclist was killed in an accident near Point Mugu State Beach earlier this week. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 22-year-old motorcyclist was riding on Pacific Coast Highway on the 4th of July, when a car pulled out of a beach parking lot and into the path of the motorcycle.  The motorcyclist hit the driver’s side of the car, and was thrown off.  He sustained serious injuries, and was rushed to the hospital.  However, he later succumbed to his injuries.

    The victim was part of a group of motorcyclists that had been headed back to Los Angeles from Fillmore.  The California Highway Patrol does not believe that alcohol or drug use was involved in this accident.

    However, this accident illustrates to Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers the dangers to motorcyclists when they are struck by cars that are pulling out of parking lots or garages.  These kinds of accidents occur more often during summer when there are more motorists on the road.  A motorcyclist can be taken completely unawares when a car backs out into the rider’s path.

    This is the reason why Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys always advise that motorists look out for motorcyclists when they are pulling out of a parking lot.  Motorcycles can be easy to miss, and can easily fall in a vehicle’s blind spots, which is why a motorist must be extra careful.

    A motorcyclist’s risk of an accident always increases during summer, when sharing the streets with more drivers on the road.  It’s not hard to see why summer is one of the most dangerous times for motorcyclists.  Many of these are inexperienced teenage and young drivers, vacationers, or people generally distracted by their summer plans.

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