Back on May 29, a sailor in the United States Navy was killed. He allegedly lost his life due to road rage. In early June, a group of bikers gathered to pay him his last respects, revving the engines on their bikes in his honor.
The man who passed away was 39 years old, and he was a chief petty officer in the Navy. In his spare time, though, he loved going out on his bike, riding with friends who will never forget him.
The young woman who was involved in the event has been charged with murder. She is 25 years old. She has pleaded not guilty, however, and so her case will go to trial. If she is convicted, she could get anywhere from 15 years to life behind bars.
The incident occurred on Interstate 5. According to reports, the woman was driving a small sedan, and for some reason, became angry with the sailor on his bike. They rode on for some time, going through National City. It all came to a tragic end, though, when the woman allegedly slammed into the back of the motorcycle. Her car then drove over the sailor, killing him.
One of the man's friends was asked about the incident, and he admitted that bikers could sometimes be less than "saints." Still, he said that nothing gave anyone the right to take a car and use it as a deadly weapon.
No matter the type of accident, losing a loved one in a motorcycle wreck can be very difficult. If you've found yourself in this position in Los Angeles, make sure you look into your rights.
Source: Fox 5 San Diego, "Bikers remember Navy sailor killed in alleged road-rage crash," Jaime Chambers, June 09, 201