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Motorcyclist and car driver killed in wreck

 Posted on April 20,2015 in Car Accidents

An accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger car resulted in the death of two people on April 12. The fatal motor vehicle accident occurred in the San Fernando Valley at about 11 p.m. According to police, both the motorcyclist and the passenger car driver were declared dead at the scene of the accident.

Police say a 30-year-old man riding a motorcycle was traveling at excessive speeds near the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Collins Street. The motorcyclist collided with the driver's side window of a Honda Accord while the 60-year-old driver was starting to make a left turn. As a result of the impact, the motorcycle landed approximately 50 feet away, and the motorcyclist crashed through the car window.

A Los Angeles Police Department detective said that when the motorcyclist went through the driver's side window, the woman who was driving the Honda was impacted. The motorcyclist ended up on the passenger side. While investigators were looking into the details of the collision, the intersection was shut down until early the next morning. According to an LAPD detective, another fatal motorcycle accident involving speed had occurred in the same area only a couple days before.

When all of the people involved in an auto accident are killed, the victims' families can still seek compensation for their losses. An attorney can providing assistance to a car accident victim's family members in filing for a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party's estate. Many families pursue reimbursement for funeral expenses as well as the loss of their loved one's income.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Motorcyclist, Driver Killed in Tarzana Collision," Heather Navarro, April 13, 2015

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