Good Samaritans Facilitate Justice In Motorcycle Accident

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A traffic incident from earlier this year led one motorcyclist to experience injuries and sparked an eventual lawsuit by the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group against the rapper known as Soulja Boy. A number of Good Samaritans at the scene helped ensure that the victim would be safe and that justice might be carried out, serving as an important lesson to anyone who witnesses a traffic calamity.

I commend those who assist the victimized and hope that anyone out there who witnesses an accident is willing to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and do the right thing during a tragedy

A lawsuit (Complaint #BC524433, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles) was filed last week by the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group with regard to a traffic accident from January 9, 2013 in which a young man named Gabor Turi, driving his motorcycle through a green light at an intersection in Los Angeles, collided with a red Bentley that had suddenly made a left turn. According to court documents (Complaint #BC524433, Case # BA412834), the ensuing collision between the two vehicles ejected Mr. Turi from his motorcycle and onto the street, where he lay bleeding with life-threatening injuries. The Bentley’s driver allegedly fled the scene in violation of Felony Hit-and-Run statutes. The owner of the Bentley was later found to be rapper and producer DeAndre Cortez Way aka Soulja Boy.

Court documents show that the driver of the Bentley allegedly drove away, and it was at that time that a Samaritan rushed to Turi’s side and called 911 to summon emergency help to the scene. Other witnesses then stopped what they were doing in order to help Mr. Turi until emergency medical personnel arrived.

Documents illustrate how the first Good Samaritan to respond had by then jumped back onto his own motorcycle to take off after Soulja Boy’s red Bentley. Among other things, the Bentley's driver allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road and traveled through four-way stops without halting on the heels of the incident. The Samaritan, who was able to catch up with the Bentley and reportedly view the face of the driver, was instrumental in bringing the individual under the oversight of the criminal justice system, where he now awaits trial on Hit-and-Run criminal charges. A Preliminary hearing was held on October 16, 2013, and a trial date is soon to be set in Los Angeles County Criminal Court (Case # BA412834).

In light of this situation, Mr. Turi's attorney Larry Nagelberg of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group has expressed his approval of the actions of Good Samaritans everywhere:

“I’ve been an avid motorcyclist since college, and I myself have been hospitalized by a Hit-and-Run motorcycle accident, so I know all too well the frustration of being unable to find the responsible parties. I have represented countless injured motorcyclists over the years, and in many of those cases, the victims were able to seek redress for their medical treatment and compensation for their injuries because of the Good Samaritans that were willing to come forth.

“I commend those who assist the victimized and hope that anyone out there who witnesses an accident is willing to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and do the right thing during a tragedy.”

Larry Nagelberg, co-founder of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group, has over 30 years of experience representing accident victims. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or follow this link to learn more about the Soulja Boy lawsuit and the role that Good Samaritans played. Telephone: (323) 653-3600. Fax: (323) 653-8800. Email: larry(at)nblawgroup(dot)com.

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