Motorcyclist Killed in 605 Freeway Crash near Alondra Boulevard in Norwalk Identified as John Godoy
Norwalk, California (May 14, 2020) – John Godoy, 62, of Santa Ana, has been identified as the motorcyclist who was killed Wednesday morning in a car crash on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk.
At around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, a Toyota Prius collided with a Lexus SUV in the northbound lanes of the freeway, just north of Alondra Boulevard. As a result of the collision, the Toyota slammed into the center divider before flipping onto its side.
Reportedly, the two vehicles came to rest in the carpool lane of the freeway. Moments later, a motorcycle, driven by Godoy, struck the underneath of the overturned Prius.
The Prius then slid and hit the Lexus driver, who was standing outside their vehicle. Authorities said the driver of the Lexus was helping the driver of the Prius when she was struck.
Godoy died at the scene.
The driver of the Lexus sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital. The driver of the Prius complained of pain after the crash and was also hospitalized.
The accident 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.