NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 23, 2023) – Authorities have identified Andrew Belcher as the man who was hit and killed by a vehicle while riding a scooter in the North Hollywood area.
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Andrew Belcher, 30, was found injured at around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday on Vineland Avenue near Riverside Drive. According to the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County coroner’s office, he died at the scene. His city of residence was not known.
The police reported that Belcher was going south in the bike lane on Vineland where he was hit behind by a southbound vehicle.
The motorist stayed at the scene, and the crash was under investigation according to the police.
Liability In North Hollywood Scooter Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting scooterists and other pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” There are number of common causes of motorcycle accidents including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a scooter accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A North Hollywood Scooter Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Andrew Belcher. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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