Three Motorcyclists Killed in California Accidents

Three Motorcyclists Killed in California AccidentsTwo motorcycle accidents around California killed three people in one day, according to various California news agencies.

In Seal Beach, California, a man and a woman were killed when they were thrown from the man's Harley Davidson on Sunday, July 17, the Orange County Register reports.

According to the news source, the man lost control of the motorcycle and cut across Interstate 405 where he hit another vehicle, launching the driver and the passenger headfirst into a cement wall. Both people were wearing full-face helmets, but the force of the impact was too strong for the protection.

The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of I-405 near the exit for Seal Beach Boulevard at 11:20 a.m. Both victims were transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead shortly after noon, the news provider stated.

Just hours after the crash in Seal Beach, a woman passenger on a motorcycle was killed on the Santa Monica Freeway, The Los Angeles Times reports.

According to the news source, the accident happened near the Atlantic Boulevard exit on Sunday, July 17, and blocked all four lanes of the Interstate.

When police officers arrived at the scene, one arrest was made, but the cause of the accident and nature of the arrest are currently unknown.

As more motorcyclists take to the roads across the country, motorcycle crashes will inevitably increase, the Santa Maira Times reports.

"This is the beginning of the season where folks enjoy riding their motorcycles. We’re having more crashes because were having more motorcyclists on the road." California Highway Patrol Officer Rob Wallace told the media outlet. "However, we’ve had an unusually high number of motorcycle crashes in a short period of time."