A Los Angeles man faces DUI, murder charges following a motorcycle accident that left another man dead.
According to police reports, 30-year-old Patrick Benton Traylor crashed his 2009 Toyota Camry into an oncoming motorcycle near the corner of Seventh and Olive Streets in downtown L.A. Police say Mr. Traylor turned directly into the motorcycle's path without warning. The collision, which occurred around 1:45 a.m. Monday morning, caused the victim to be ejected from his motorcycle and onto Mr. Traylor's car. The motorcyclist, 25-year-old David Mack of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the LAPD, Mr. Traylor exhibited acute symptoms of intoxication and refused to submit to a breath test. Police obtained a warrant to draw a blood sample and Mr. Traylor was subsequently arrested for murder. Mr. Traylor was unharmed in the accident while a passenger in his vehicle was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
This fatal motorcycle accident unfortunately demonstrates how one person's carelessness can result in the death of an innocent victim. The suspected use of alcohol and/or drugs likely contributed to the driver's negligence in causing the accident. While the driver in this case faces serious criminal charges, he may also face civil penalties in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. Under California law, the victim's family members may choose to seek damages for the death of their loved one. Hopefully, they will contact an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney to get help in protecting their rights.
If you've been seriously injured or lost someone as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by someone else's negligence, you also need to seek the aid of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen assists motorcycle accident victims in Los Angeles and throughout California in getting the compensation they're entitled to for their pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.
The emotional and physical pain of a motorcycle accident can be devastating and the high cost of medical care can potentially leave you financially devastated. Call us today at 1-800-722-0765 to speak with a member of our motorcycle accident injury team. We offer all potential clients a free initial case evaluation and we never charge a fee unless we recover a judgment on your behalf. Call now to get the expert legal representation you need and the compensation you deserve for your California motorcycle accident injury case.
The Nadrich & Cohen personal injury blogs are sponsored by Nadrich & Cohen, LLC. This blog features news stories, personal cases and analysis of current events, all of which are intended for illustrative purposes only. Each case is different, and legal authority is constantly changing and evolving. Therefore, nothing on this site should be viewed as a guarantee or prediction of a similar future outcome. The information on this site should not be treated as authoritative, and readers should always consult with legal counsel before making any important legal decisions. Lastly, Nadrich & Cohen, LLC is not responsible for any comments contributed by visitors to this website.