Cerritos, CA (June 3, 2021) – Authorities identified a man killed in a recent motorcycle crash on Sunday morning, May 30, as 37-year-old Anthony Boyd Jr., a Long Beach resident.

Troopers with the California Highway Patrol reported the incident around 2:30 a.m.and say the collision occurred in the westbound lanes of the Artesia Freeway, just west of Shoemaker Avenue. CHP Officer K. Beavers said that Boyd was driving his 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 westbound when he collided with a 2013 Ford.

Boyd was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics.

The investigation is still ongoing, and further details about the events leading up to the accident have not been released.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Anthony Boyd Jr.

California Motorcycle Accidents

Cerritos, CA - Anthony Boyd Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Artesia Fwy at Shoemaker AveMotorcycle accidents in California happen tens of thousands of times per year, injuring tens of thousands of people and taking the lives of hundreds annually. In 2017, there were over 16,000 California motorcycle collisions that took place that injured more than 15,500 people and took over 500 lives. A sobering statistic concerning motorcycle accidents in the United States found that 80% of all motorcycle accidents end in injury or death every single year. On a per-mile basis, motorcycle riders are killed approximately 26 times more often than occupants in passenger cars. 

These statistics prove that motorcyclists are much more at risk for catastrophic injury or death than other travelers. Being injured in a serious motorcycle collision can mean potentially debilitating pain and inevitable suffering, as well as financial burdening and stress due to outstanding medical bills and other associated costs with your accident. In the event that you or someone you love was recently injured in a California motorcycle crash that was caused by the negligence of another person, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries and incurred losses. 

Financial compensation can cover all costs associated with your recent motorcycle crash, including medical bills, mental health bills, funeral costs when applicable, and other costs. Damages in the form of pain and suffering, punitive damages, and loss of consortium can also be awarded to injured accident victims and their families depending on the circumstances of their accident. 

In the worst-case scenario that you lose a loved one in a negligently caused motorcycle collision in California, a California wrongful death attorney will be able to assist you in collecting just compensation for your loved one’s injuries and losses as well as your own injuries and other setbacks that may have resulted from the loss of your family member. 

The skilled and experienced California personal injury lawyers at Beckerman and Anderson have been successfully protecting the rights of those injured in negligently caused accidents for decades. We strive to provide our clients with the best and most effective legal assistance that will fully meet their needs as injured accident victims who are seeking compensation and recovery after being injured in an accident caused by negligence. Contact our personal injury law firm today in order to speak with a compassionate attorney concerning your personal injury, wrongful death, or another type of case. Call us at (949) 474-2254 today. 

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Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.