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Motorcyclist Killed after hit by truck on 405 Fwy

A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday as the result of being struck by a truck on the northbound San Diego (405) freeway in Seal Beach.

The accident happened at about 7:48 a.m. on the northbound 405 freeway at the westbound Garden Grove (22) freeway. The CHP is reporting that the motorcyclist, a 68-year-old male from Fontana, lost control of his motorcycle and fell off. He was run over by a pickup truck towing a trailer filled with lawnmower equipment. Though the truck driver tried to swerve to avoid the motorcyclist, his trailer hit the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist, a Fontana resident whose name has not been released pending notification to his relatives, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Should the truck driver have been able to avoid the motorcyclist? Was the truck driver speeding or inattentive? The CHP report will shed more light on the liability, if any, on the truck driver. The perception of independent witnesses, if any, who saw the collision happen will be critical.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as the result of a motorcycle accident, you should speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer about your right to compensation. McGee, Lerer & Associates is a Long Beach personal injury law firm that specializes in serious injury and wrongful death claims. Attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer are available 24/7 to provide a free consultation. If you hire our firm, you pay us nothing up front. Our fee comes out of the money we collect for you. If we collect nothing, you pay us nothing.