Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Former NBA Star Survives Los Angeles Vehicle Accident

Image gives credit to David Zalubowsky / AP.
Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Robert Horry luckily escaped a vehicle accident along a Los Angeles freeway unscathed.

According to reports, the former NBA star hit a motorcycle as he was driving his car along 105 Freeway near Inglewood last week.

Based on an investigation conducted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), both vehicles were traveling on a separate yellow lines when Horry attempted to change from the left lane to the car pool lane, crossing over the double yellow lines. As a result, he collided with the 2013 Yamaha motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle sustained moderate injuries and was hospitalized following the incident while Horry was left unscathed.

As of this writing, the accident still remains under investigation. Also, no one has been arrested so far.

Horry, during his NBA career, was best known for performing clutch shots during big games. In fact, he won seven championships during his time with the Houston Rockets, L.A. Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs. He also spent a portion of his 16-year basketball career with the Phoenix Suns.

“Apparently, despite the existing traffic laws that promotes safe driving including the safety of motorcyclists in Los Angeles, like the newly approved California traffic law – The ‘Three Feet for Safety Act’,  not all motorists seem to follow the rules. Thus, lots of motorcycle accidents like this incident often occur. Clearly, there is indeed a need for more intensified law enforcement within the area,” noted by a motorcycle accident lawyer.