California Highway Patrol report that a Santa Maria woman died in a motorcycle accident in Antelope Valley last weekend.

The woman was identified as 35-year-old Dawn Marie Downey. While following her husband at around 1 p.m., both riding their own bikes, he made a U-turn onto the northbound should of the Angeles Forest Highway south of Emma Road.

CHP say that while she slowed to make the U-turn, a third motorcyclist, 27-year-old Jorge Garcia of Long Beach, slammed into the back of her.

Downey suffered fatal injuries after being ejected from the bike. Garcia also sustained major injuries and is being treated at Antelope Valley Hospital.

The incident is still under investigation by the Antelope Valley Area CHP.

As riders we sometimes forget that other motorcyclists on the road represent as much potential for causing accidents as cagers. The events of this incident are unclear at the moment, but what is clear is that as riders, we need to be as aware of other riders on the road as we expect cagers to be of us. The Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers here offer our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy, particularly to the husband of the deceased who was forced to witness one of the most horrific accidents a rider could ever fear to experience while riding with a loved one.