Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Motorcycle Accident Kills L.A. Fire Captain

The CBS News reported a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of Los Angeles County fire captain John Ellis. He was fatally injured when his motorcycle collided with a pick up truck at 70th Street West and Avenue I in Lancaster at about 9pm, Saturday.

Report said that the 42-year old driver of the Chevrolet pickup apparently pulled into the intersection in the path of the motorcycle, which then stuck the pickup.

The driver of the pick up either may have not seen the motorcycle or he may have been negligent.

Capt. John Ellis of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a Quartz Hill resident was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital where he was declared dead.

It was a rather unfortunate accident which resulted to untimely and wrongful death of Capt. Ellis. As illustrated by this case, more than 80% of motorcycle accident was said to have been not due to fault of motorcyclist.

Accident of this sort happens because drivers in sedans and other four-wheeled cars tend to undermine motorcycles. They sometimes forget or totally ignore the proper road provision due these motorcycles. Other factors may include defective conditions of roads, poorly lit, dangerous curves, intersections, mechanical problems, etc.

But whatever may be the actual cause, it is evident that we can pin point the blame to the other driver in this motorcycle accident.

Condolences to the family of the Capt. John Ellis and may they not forget that the law is in their side.