October 29, 2013

A Riverside Harley Davidson rider was killed last week in a crash with an RV in the Perris-area.

The incident was reported last Saturday at 11 am, at the junction of Cajalco Road and Alexander Street, west of Interstate 215.

Travis Monks of the CHP says that 27-year-old Michael Slagle was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson eastbound on Cajalco when he collided with a 2005 Marathon RV driven by a 42-year-old Temecula man. The driver of the RV stopped at a stop sign before entering the intersection, directly in the path of the on-coming motorcycle.

Slagle was ejected from his motorcycle. Responding officials then rushed him to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley.

According to the Riverside County Coroner's Office, although he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, Slagle died from the injuries that he sustained around 2:33 pm.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

This is a story that cuts deep. A young rider out cruising on his Harley, given the model year likely a real object of his affection (is there any other kind when it comes to motorcycles?), finds himself in an unavoidable situation that proves lethal. We have a difficult enough time getting out of the way of sedans let alone a mobile 40 foot wall that places itself in our path unexpectedly. This truly is a tragic story, that I for one will remember next time I see an RV waiting to enter an intersection I`m approaching. The San Bernardino motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to our downed brother, and beg our readers to please be careful on the roadways.