Robert Carson ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Seal Beach Crash On San Diego (405) Freeway Near San Gabriel River (605) Freeway
Seal Beach, California (April 28, 2020) – The Orange County coroner's office has identified the motorcyclist who was died Sunday morning in a traffic accident in Seal Beach as Robert Carson, 48, of Garden Grove.
The fatal crash took place at around 4:07 a.m. Sunday, April 26, in the northbound lanes of San Diego (405) Freeway, just south of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP said Carson was riding his motorcycle northbound on the San Diego Freeway when, for unknown reasons, he slammed into the right shoulder wall.
The force of the impact ejected Carson into the freeway lanes and was struck by at least two vehicles.
Carson was pronounced dead at the scene.
As of 4:27 a.m., a SigAlert was issued closing all northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway. Motorists were diverted off at the Seventh Street exit.
The crash remains under investigation.
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.