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1 Killed in Motor Scooter Crash on 405 Fwy in Inglewood

Posted by Motorcycle Lawyer Pro | Filed under: Scooter Accident
September 1, 2017

August 25th ─ a motor scooter driver is dead after a collision that prompted an hours long closure of the 405 freeway’s southbound lanes of traffic near Inglewood early Friday morning. The incident occurred just past 1:45 a.m. when California Highway Patrol officers along with Los Angeles County Firefighters and Paramedics responded to reports of a downed motor scooter and a body in the road, just north of the Florence Avenue exit on the 405 Freeway South. First responders arrived to find the body of a male, believed to be the scooter driver, near West Century Boulevard. The driver had apparently been run over by several vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene by responding CHP officers. According to investigators, 2 vehicles that were involved remained at the scene, but investigators believe more drivers may have left the scene, possibly without knowing they had run over the driver.

“There may be multiple vehicles that either hit the body or hit the scooter, and didn’t realize what happened and continued on their way,” Cabri Griffin of the California Highway Patrol said. A bumper was believed to have been in the roadway during the initial collision, but CHP investigators could not confirm if that piece of debris contributed to the incident. “We don’t know how the initial crash happened or if there was a piece of debris in the roadway but we’re taking all the evidence right now and we’ll conduct our investigation and figure that out,” said Officer Griffin. The CHP issued a SigAlert and traffic was diverted off the freeway at West Florence Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard. The freeway closure ended around 5:45 a.m. after Los Angeles Coroner’s officials removed the body.

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