James E. Ballidis
At about 1:45 a.m. on Monday, November 21st, a drunk driver struck and killed 25-year-old motorcyclist David Mack in downtown Los Angeles. The collision occurred near the intersection of Seventh and Olive streets. Mack was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. An occupant of the driver’s vehicle was injured and transported to a local hospital. After obtaining a warrant to draw blood from the driver, 30-year-old Patrick Benton Traylor, police arrested him on suspicion of murder, explains a California personal injury attorney.
Los Angeles County accounted for 80 of the 383 fatalities and 2,709 of the 10,479 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in traffic accidents throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, motorcyclist fatalities decreased by 29.6 percent, the first decline since 1998, marking the end to an 11-year, 175 percent increase.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of David Mack, the motorcyclist who was struck and killed by the drunk driver on Monday.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this collision.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on motorcyclist accidents and on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.
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