Category Archives: Motorcycle Accident

2 Dead in Fatal Westminster Motorcycle Crash

Two people riding on a motorcycle collided into a truck Monday night in Westminster.

The accident took place on Edwards Street south of Industry Way. The two victims on the motorcycle were heading north. The motorcycle was a 2001 Ducati motorcycle. At around 9 p.m., an asphalt truck, attempting to turn left, collided into the motorcycle.  The traffic collision took place near the west side of Westminster Mall.

There was a male and a female on the motorcycle. Both riders were thrown from the motorcycle. One of the motorcycle riders was pronounced dead at the scene. The other motorcycle riders were taken to UCI Medical center in Orange with major injuries. The female pronounced dead at the scene. The male rider died a short time later at UCI Medical Center. He was in surgery at the time of his death. Names of the riders have not been released. The drive of the truck has not been identified either.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and was not injured. Police have not determined who was at fault for the accident. Investigators are examining the possibility of speed contributing to the accident. Both directions of Edwards were closed as investigators were examining the scene.

Motorcycle accidents are often quite serious. Motorcyclists have little to protect themselves in an accident. It is quite common for motorcyclists to be ejected from their vehicle in the event of an accident. If you are ever seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact a Westminster motorcycle accident lawyer.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any case. Our expert legal team works with a special team of investigators, doctors, and experts. Don’t worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won. We take care of all the costs so you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.


Newport Beach Motorcyclist Dies in Fatal crash

A male motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning in a fatal motorcycle crash.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Ammar Sherbini, 31, of Santa Ana. He was riding his motorcycle at around 2:40. Sherbini was riding on West Coast Highway, west of Superior Avenue. Investigators believe he lost control of his motorcycle. Sherbini collided into narrow raised center divider. He was then thrown from his bike into a palm tree in the center divider. The bike came to a stop several hundred feet from the point of impact. No other vehicles or people were involved in the accident.

Sherbini was found dead at the scene. His injuries were quiet severe. Investigators said there was no initial evidence that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Excessive speed may have been a contributing factor, but investigators have not discovered the exact cause of the crash.

Police closed down all six of the southbound lanes of West Coast Highway. Only one northbound lane was left open. The Coast Highway was closed for several hours after the crash. It was not reopened by 7:30 a.m.  Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.

Motorcycle accidents are often fatal.  Motorcyclists have little protection. In the event of an accident, motorcyclists are often thrown from their bike. Motorcyclists only have body gear and a helmet to absorb the impact from a crash.  A motorcyclist can also be difficult to see on the road. Motorists often have trouble seeing motorcycles.

Motorcyclists need to take extra precaution to protect them on the road. It is important for every motorcyclist to wear a helmet and eye protection. Helmets can prevent or minimize major head injuries. Eye protection improves motorcyclists’ vision. Motorcyclists should also invest in brightly colored protective gear. The bright colors make motorcyclists more visible on the road. Motorcyclists should be especially careful riding at night or in the early morning.

If you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to stay calm. Take pictures of the accident. Exchange information with everyone involved in the accident. You should also get any witnesses’ information. Call the police and your insurance agent. The police will keep the situation calm, and an officer will file a police report. You will want to get a copy of this police report.

If you are seriously injured, you should also contact a Newport Beach motorcycle accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any motorcycle accident. Our legal team works with a group of experts, medical professionals, and investigators. Contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi for a free consultation.

Laguna Beach Officer in Fatal Crash

Laguna Beach Officer was killed in a crash involving a pickup truck late Saturday.

Jon Coutchie was a 41 year old motorcycle officer. He was travelling northbound on South Coast Highway. Coutchie was trying to find a motorist who had been reported speeding.  Unfortunately, he was broadsided when a GMC pickup attempted to turn onto Cleo Street. The accident took place at around 11:30 p.m.

The GMC pickup truck was attempting to make a left turn. The driver collided into Coutchie’s Honda ST 1300. Coutchie was thrown from the motorcycle. Two officers reported to the scene of the accident. By the time the officers reported to the scene, Coutchie had already succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the pickup was a 20 year old. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. Investigators questioned the driver, and he was released. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. The California Highway Patrol is investigation the crash. It is not clear whether Jon Coutchie had his lights or siren on.

Coutchie is the first Laguna Beach officer to die in the line of duty since 1953. Before he was a police officer, he served as an U.S. Army Ranger. He was a ranger from 2003 to 2007. Coutchie joined the military after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and he served two tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Coutchie was given an honorable discharge.

He started working as a part-time jailer at the Laguna Beach Police Department. The Laguna Beach Police Department sponsored him through the Goldenwest Police Academy in 2008. He became an officer in 2009. Captain Jason Kravetz described Coutchie has a hard working officer who was passionate about his job.

Coutchie was well liked in the department. The department is a small department of 47 police officers and 40 non-sworn staff members. This death was a shock to the whole department. The department created a makeshift memorial of flowers, balloons, and an American flag were erected near the scene of the crash. Coutchie is survived by his parents, brother, stepsister, and girlfriend.  The accident took place 11 days before Coutchie’s 42nd birthday.

If you are ever in a motorcycle accident, contact a Laguna Beach motorcycle accident lawyers. Motorcycle accidents are often serious and even fatal. A Laguna Beach motorcycle accident lawyer will make sure you are fairly compensated for all the damages.



Buena Park Hit-And-Run Critically Injures Motorcyclist

An unidentified motorcyclist was critically injured early Tuesday morning during a hit-and-run accident in Buena Park.

The accident took place around 12:20 a.m. at the intersection of Orangethorpe and Knott Avenues. The motorcyclist was heading northbound on Knott Avenue. According to witnesses, a dark colored Chevy Silverado, with tinted windows, ran a red light. It was traveling eastbound on Orangethorpe. Witnesses said that the motorcyclist saw that the truck was not going to stop. The motorcyclist hit the brakes in response. Unfortunately, the sudden braking caused the bike to flip, and the motorcyclist was flung from the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist landed on the floor in the intersection. The rear tire of the pickup ran over the motorcyclist. The driver of the Silverado did not pull over. He fled the scene. Witnesses tempted to record to the license plate, but they were unable to.

The motorcyclist was taken to UCI Medical Center in critical condition. The motorcyclist is expected to survive, but his current condition is not known. Police are currently seeking the driver of the Chevy Silverado. If you have any information, please inform the Police.

Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable to accidents and injuries. Motorcycles are not equipped with seat belts or air bags. The lack of seat belts increases motorcyclists’ risk of being ejected from the motorcycle. Air bags are designed to prevent injury and cushion impact, in the case of an accident. A motorcyclist’s only protection is a helmet and some body gear. This is why every motorcyclist must wear a helmet. A helmet can save a motorcyclist’s life.

Protective body gear is also very important. Motorcyclists should invest in brightly colored protective gear. The bright colors make motorcyclists more visible. Motorists are less likely to hit a visible motorcyclist.

If you witness a Hit and Run accident, don’t chase after the driver. It can be dangerous to attempt to chase the driver. You put yourself at risk by chasing the driver. Instead, you should try to capture all the details of the accident. You will need to provide a description of the vehicle. It is also helpful to write down the sequence of events and location of the accident. You should immediately contact the Police and file an accident report. A police officer can help you through the claim process. The report is also important for legal purposes.

If you are injured in a hit and run, contact a Buena Park motorcycle accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is located in Orange County. Our expert legal team will help you strengthen your case.



Fatal Costa Mesa Motorcycle accident

A motorcyclist was killed in a fatal crash Sunday afternoon.

The motorcyclist was a Huntington Beach resident. He was later identified as Chad Delorm. The accident took place near Royal Palm Drive in Costa Mesa. Delorm was riding a 2011 ZX motorcycle.  A 2005 Honda Civic was making a left turn, and Delorm was heading east on Adams Avenue. The driver, a 62-year-old woman, crashed into the motorcycle. Delorm hit the passenger of the Honda Civic. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m.

Chad Delorm was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver stayed at the scene of the crash and is cooperating with investigators. Police interviewed several witnesses. The driver was released after being interviewed. She did not appear to be under the influence of any alcohol or drugs. The crash is still under investigation.

Motorcycle accidents are often quite severe. Motorcyclists have little to protect them in the event of an accident. Motorcycles are not equipped with airbags or seatbelts. It is important for all motorcyclists to invest in protective gear. Helmets should always be worn. A properly fitted helmet can save your life.  Helmets can prevent many serious injuries.

If you are ever in a motorcycle accident, contact a Costa Mesa Car accident lawyer. Motorcycle accidents are often quite serious. Survivors of motorcycle accidents usually sustain injuries. Motorcycles are usually totaled after a motorcycle accident. The injuries can mean extended hospital stays and time away from work. The damage done in a motorcycle accident can also mean expensive repair bills. Insurance may cover some of these costs, but a car accident lawyer can help you seek maximum damages for your losses.

Contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Our expert legal team can guide you through the complicated legal process. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won. Call us today for a free consultation.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Kills Huntington Beach Resident

A man driving a Toyota Sequoia collided into two motorcyclists.

The collision took place at around 8:43 p.m. Friday in Long Beach at 2nd Street and Glendora Avenue. Both the victims, Joseph Daroza and Taryn Hawk, were from Huntington Beach. They were both riding Harley Davidson motorcycles east on 2nd street. At the time of the collision, they were attempting to cross Glendora Street on a green light. The driver of the Toyota Sequoia, Nicholas Limer, attempted to make an unsafe left turn onto Glendora Avenue. He made the turn right in front of the motorcyclist and caused the collision.

Daroza was taken to the hospital. He was seriously injured but was in stable condition. He was later released on Sunday. Hawk died at the scene of the accident from head injuries. The two victims were out cruising after leaving the Agenda Trade Show at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Both of the victims worked for Sole Technology. Sole Technology is a Lake Forest based athletic shoe and clothing company. This company had three booths at the Agenda Trade Show. The two victims were there working and promoting the company. Sole Technology has released a statement about the accident.

Taryn Hawk’s coworkers remember him as a positive and outgoing person. He volunteered every year to work at Sole Technology’s Christmas event for children. Hawk also regularly donated to charities. He was a mentor for the company. Taryn Hawk enjoyed surfing at sunrise and living his life to the fullest. A memorial will be held for Hawk this Thursday at Olde World Village in Huntington Beach.

No arrests have been made yet. The Long Beach Police Department is planning to present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Nicholas Limer may be charged. The exact charges are still unknown.

Motorcycle accidents are often quite serious and even fatal. Motorcyclists are less protected than drivers. In the event of a collision, motorcyclists are often seriously injured. If you are ever in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi if you have any questions. Each of our experienced lawyers has won countless cases. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won. Call us today for a free consultation.

Fullerton Motorcyclist in Fatal Collision

A 22 year old motorcyclist was killed in a fatal motorcycle collision.

The motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning after he collided into a curb and hit a tree. He was riding at a high speed, which may have contributed to his fatal injuries. The collision took place at around 2:45 a.m. on North State College Boulevard just north of Yorba Linda Boulevard.

Police responded at 2:53 a.m. to the accident. When the Police arrived at the scene, the motorcyclist and his motorcycle were on the sidewalk. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident. It has not been determined whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident. The motorcyclist’s name has not been released yet pending family notification.

No one else was injured in this single vehicle collision. There have also been no reports of serious property damage. Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with information call the Police.

Motorcycle accidents are often quite severe. The rate of fatal crashes in motorcycle accidents is much higher than the rate of fatal crashes in car accidents. Motorcyclists also have a higher risk of severe injuries. There is a higher risk of injury and accidents because motorcyclists are less protected than car occupants.

In the event of a collision, the car’s structure is designed to absorb most of the force. Motorcyclists have little protective structure. A smart motorcyclist will wear a helmet and additional protective body gear, but this protective gear is little protection against another speeding vehicle.

Protective gear is the only protection motorcyclists have on the road. It is important for every motorcyclist to wear protective gear. The helmet is most important component of a motorcyclist’s protective gear. The helmet needs to be properly fitted and comfortable. Motorcyclists should invest in protective eye gear. Eye gear improves visibility and prevents debris from flying into your eyes. Body gear is also important. A protective jacket and pants can minimize cuts and certain injuries.

It is especially important for motorcyclists to ride carefully. Motorcyclists are often in drivers’ blind spots. While on the road, motorcyclists should pay special attention to reckless and speeding drivers. Motorcyclists are subjective to all the same rules of the road that drivers most follow. It is important that motorcyclists follow these rules for their own safety on the road.

If you are ever involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact a Fullerton car accident lawyer.

Huntington Beach Responds to Increase of Motorcycle Accidents

Huntington Beach Police respond to the recent increase in motorcycle accidents by creating a safety program.

With the help from a state grant, the Huntington Beach Police will launch a specialized enforcement detail. The detail will target both unsafe drivers and riders. Unsafe drivers put motorcyclists at risk, and unsafe riders increase risk of accident for other motorists on the road.

The state office of Traffic and Safety will be assisting in this program by providing a grant. The grant will pay for the Huntington Beach Police Department’s Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation. This program will put six extra officers in the field in areas motorcyclists frequently ride. These areas include Pacific coast Highway and beach Boulevard.

The grant is a little more than $90,000. It will cover this program and certain specialized enforcement. Specialized enforcement efforts include more DUI checkpoints and distracted driving enforcement. Police will not only be targeting motorcyclists, but also reckless drivers who endanger motorcyclists.

Police will have to use their own experience to determine the best places to patrol. Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere. Police will be targeting places in Huntington Beach that have a high volume of motorcycles.

Enforcement will specifically be looking for drivers who speed, perform unsafe turns, and drivers under the influence. These particularly reckless driving acts are the three most common causes of accidents involving motorcycles. Speeding drivers have difficult avoiding motorcyclists. A driver performing an unsafe turn puts motorcyclists in danger. Drivers under the influence have slower reactions time.  Police hope this new enforcement program will make drivers and motorcyclists more responsible.

Since November, there have been four motorcycle fatalities in Huntington Beach. The most recent was an unfortunate story of a newly engaged couple. 25 year old Kelly Blue Morehouse was killed in a motorcycle accident. She was riding on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle. The collision took place on June 1. They were riding on Goldenwest Street when they were hit by a suspected drunken driver. The drunken driver was traveling in the opposite direction. A 42 year old man was killed on March 24 at Springdale Street and McFadden Avenue. A 66 year old man died in a motorcycle accident on March 5 on Bolsa Chica Street and Pierce Drive. Lastly, singer of a death-metal band, Mitchell Lucker, crashed his Harley Davidson into a pole on November 1.

Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable to car accidents. They have little protection to minimize injuries. It is important for drivers and motorcyclists to drive cautiously. If you are ever in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact a Huntington Beach car accident attorney.



Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

A motorcyclist died after he collided into a three in Trabuco Canyon.

The motorcyclist was riding on Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon Road. He struck a tree around 1:40 a.m., and he was found dead at the scene.

The victim leaves behind a wife and three children. Police do not believe alcohol or any substances were involved.

This road is a popular spot for motorcyclists to ride. Locals describe the road as dangerous and winding. There have been many accidents and deaths on this road.

Motorcycling is a fun activity, but it can be quite difficult and dangerous. A skilled and experienced motorcyclist will still have difficult maneuvering hazardous roads.  Slick surfaces, debris, and weather are common contributors to hazardous riding conditions. Here are some tips on how to safely ride in hazardous conditions.

Hazardous Weather

Windy and rainy weather is very dangerous to ride in. Winds can throw you off balance. While riding in rainy weather, you should pay attention to other vehicles, trees, and your surroundings. You should be able to determine the strength of the winds from your surroundings. If it is windy, make sure to keep your distance from other cars. Be careful of any debris flying around. Debris may also blow onto the road and obstruct the road.

Rain can make the road slippery. Slippery surfaces make braking more difficult. It is best to drive slowly on a slippery road. Rainy weather also affects riders’ visibility. U should also avoid riding on the sides of the road. Puddles on the side of the road tend to be deeper than they seem. Before riding, look up the weather forecast. If there is heavy rain or wind, it is best to avoid riding.

Debris or Hazards on the Road

Debris like branches and trash tend to accumulate on roads. To a motorcyclist, debris is quite dangerous. It is best to avoid riding over any debris. If you have to ride over the debris, proceed with extreme caution. Hold onto the hand grips and make sure the motorcycle continues to go straight. After you ride over debris, make sure to inspect your tires. The debris may have caused damage to your tires.

Motorcycle accidents are quite severe. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, there are legal resources available. An expert Trabuco Canyon motorcycle accident lawyer can assist you. Please do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi for a free consultation.