Costa Mesa rider killed in dense fog

Image courtesy of the OC Register

January 22, 2015

The rider of a 2003 Harley Davidson was killed early this morning while riding through dense fog at the 405/73 interchange in Costa Mesa.

Officials with the California Highway Patrol say the incident occurred at approximately 2:15 AM. The 35-year-old victim was traveling on the southbound I-405 when, for unknown reasons, he crashed.

Neither the speed of the rider or the lane he was in is as of yet unclear. Furthermore, it is unclear if the fog played a role in the incident.

The man was ejected from his bike around the 73 interchange.

While the identity of the man was withheld pending notification of the family, officials have said he was a Costa Mesa resident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is being asked to contact the Santa Ana CHP officer by calling (714)567-6000.

Any rider who has ridden through dense fog can attest to its astounding ability to hinder vision and take a rider off-guard. As of yet it is unknown what caused the victim of this tragedy to go down, but suffice to say heavy fog can be reason enough to cause even the most experienced rider to lose control of a bike.

The Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest, most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the downed rider. We beg all of you readers to please, take care and look after yourselves on the roadways.