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Torrance: Motorcyclist Jonathan Garland Killed in Collision with Van

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Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 28-year-old motorcyclist Jonathan Garland was killed in a collision with a van in Torrance. While riding eastbound in the 2800 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, Garland collided with a van as it entered the road from a driveway. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash. 


“In the event that a driver’s negligence causes a crash that claims the life of a motorcyclist, the family of the rider may file a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained California motorcycle accident attorney James Ballidis. 


Torrance accounted for 2 of the 71 fatalities and 33 of the 2,657 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings; 1st place is considered the worst. That year, Torrance ranked 10th out of 53 cities for motorcycle safety.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jonathan Garland, the motorcyclist killed in the collision with the van.


The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin originally reported this crash.


Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the process of handling an injury or a wrongful death claim following a motorcycle accident, are available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with a California motorcycle accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

Category: Motorcycle Accidents

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