Motorcyclist Dies in 110 Freeway Crash Wednesday

According to the Los Angels Fire Department, the accident was caused by a big rig illegally driving on the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

A man was killed Wednesday morning when he was ejected from his motorcycle while riding on the Arroyo Seco Parkway. According to Los Angeles Fire Department Station 12 Captain Tony Navarro, the accident occurred when the motorcycle collided with an 18-wheeler that was being illegally driven on the parkway.

The victim was declared dead at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

The California Highway Patrol reports that that incident happened at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the northbound lane of the parkway near the Avenue 43 exit. The victim, a 59-year-old male, was traveling in the number three lane on a Harley Davidson at an undetermined speed at the time of accident.

"He was cut off by the 18-wheeler and crashed into the off-ramp," Navarro said.

He noted that it is illegal for a vehicle of that size and weight to use the Parkway.

"The travel lanes on the parkway are barely big enough for cars, let alone a big rig," Navarro said. "It's an important reminder for the community; if you see an 18-wheeler getting on the 110, make sure to call 911 right away."

Traffic was halted for about 2-hours following the accident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

This story will be updated with further information.

Picorian January 29, 2013 at 06:32 AM
Agreed. 43 off ramp is the most dangerous. They should do something about that exit.
Bob Bailey January 29, 2013 at 05:23 PM
No the Pasadena Fwy or ASP as you want to call it is a posted road meaning nothing over 6000 pounds period. In other word you can get a ticket if you have your motor home on it.
John Wayne's Honda January 29, 2013 at 06:19 PM
I hope that big rig driver loses his licence, condolences to the family of the motorcycle rider.
sm January 29, 2013 at 06:49 PM
I was just on the the Arroyo fwy and there was a 18 wheeler right next to me the company was skytrak, since I was driving I couldn't get any other info on the rig. Not cool!
CMP February 09, 2013 at 01:26 AM
This was a horrible accident. I saw it on my way to work. I feel so badly for the motorcyclist and his family, he didn't stand a chance against the massive truck.


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