A 37-year-old Huntington Beach man has died in a Costa Mesa motorcycle accident on a transition road between the northbound 73 and 405 freeways.
The California Highway Patrol said that Michael Briano was riding a motorcycle north on the 73 transitioning to the northbound 405 when he tried to ride between a Honda Civic and a Ferrari. His motorcycle hit the back of the Honda and Briano was thrown from the bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
California law does not prohibit lane splitting by motorcyclists and the responsibility for executing safe lane splitting (or “lane sharing”) is shared by both motorcyclists and drivers.
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