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Los Angeles, CA (October 10, 2019) – Authorities have released further details concerning the fatal collision that took place on the 405 Freeway at Bel Air Crest Road early Tuesday morning, October 8th. The crash happened along the Sepulveda pass at approximately 4:00 a.m., according to police.
Officials have now stated that Ronald Mullen, 59, was operating a 2014 Dodge Journey when the vehicle became disabled along the freeway. While parked alongside the roadway with one passenger, identified as 32-year-old Chevette Pugh, the Journey was struck by a speeding semi tractor-trailer.
Police and paramedics arrived at the scene where they transported both Mullen and Pugh to a nearby hospital. Mullen was pronounced deceased a short time later. Pugh sustained major injuries but is expected to survive.
Investigators are still piecing together the events that led to this accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ronald Mullen at this time. Our thoughts are with Chevette Pugh and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Over 480 people were killed in California motorcycle accidents in 2013, according to California’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, and hundreds more suffered minor to catastrophic injuries. The cause of every motorcycle accident may be different, however, the lack of protection in place for riders can be devastating. When a motorcyclist is injured or killed due to the negligent actions of another party, it is important to obtain experienced representation.
Unfortunately, serious and even fatal accidents can occur at any time, leaving victims and their loved ones with not only pain and suffering but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important to understand that you may likely have significant rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.
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