3/30/2012At about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th, 30-year-old Victor Hugo Solis Jr. was killed in a motorcycle accident with an unlicensed driver in Leimert Park. While traveling eastbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in a Pontiac Grand Prix, 20-year-old Edgar Esquivel failed to yield for Solis, who was traveling westbound, when he attempted to turn left onto Normandie and collided with the rider. Solis was pronounced dead at the scene. Esquivel was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
“In California, driving without a license is a misdemeanor crime,” explained personal injury attorney James Ballidis. “In the event that an unlicensed motorist’s negligence results in a death, he or she may face vehicular manslaughter charges.”
Throughout Los Angeles County, traffic collisions claimed the lives of 80 motorcyclists and left 2,709 injured in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. In a study of fatal accidents from 2007 to 2009, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that unlicensed or invalidly licensed drivers were involved in 18.2 percent of the fatal crashes, with a total of 21,049 people killed.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Victor Hugo Solis Jr., the man killed in Leimert Park last night.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this fatal motorcycle accident.
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