One person died and another had to be airlifted for treatment late Sunday morning following a two-motorcycle crash on Ortega Highway near Ortega Oaks Candy Store in Riverside County. A earlier crash on the highway, about three miles to the northeast, may have contributed to the second, fatal one. The fatal crash southwest of Lake Elsinore was reported just before 11 a.m. and involved two motorcycles. It appeared the bikes didn’t slow for the other. The roadway, Highway 74, was closed both directions until early afternoon near the site of the fatal crash. The earlier major-injury collision was also on Ortega Highway, near El Cariso Road and just west of Hell’s Kitchen Motorsports Bar and Grill. About one hour before the fatal crash, a motorcycle was reported stuck under a white Honda. In the fatal crash, One patient was taken to a hospital by air, and the second was being treated by paramedics at the scene, but died. No further information was immediately available. Sunday
A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning in a crash involving pickup truck on the eastbound Riverside 91 Freeway in Anaheim Hills. The accident was reported around 1 a.m. and occurred near the Imperial Highway exit. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and landed in a middle of the freeway. The force of the crash caused the motorcycle to break into two pieces. The freeway was closed for more than two hours before it reopened around 3:30 a.m. The Riverside Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys at RiderzLaw want to extended our deepest condolences to the riders friends and family. We urge our readers to please be safe and be cautious when on two wheels, always stay alert no matter what time of day it is.
A motorcyclist died Friday evening in a collision with a pickup in Moreno Valley. The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cactus Avenue and Elsworth Street. The Motorcyclist died at the scene. One other person was injured but was not hospitalized. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash. The Riverside Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers at RiderzLaw want to send out our deepest condolences to the riders friends and family. we urge everyone to stay safe and alert on the street, especially during traffic hours were everyone is rushing to get to work.
Earlier this week there was a Motorcycle accident involving a Motorcycle and a FedEx truck. The accident took place in the Wineries in Temecula, California. The Motorcyclist was ok, he was able to get up and walk around. A fellow Motorcyclist did pull over and to check on the downed rider. No known injuries at this time, the cause of the accident was also unknown. The RiderzLaw Motorcycle Accident Attorneys wish the rider a speedy recovery. We encourage all riders and drivers alike to always be on a the lookout for other motorist on the roadways.
October 27, 2014 A Palm Desert resident has been killed in an accident in his home town on Friday. The incident occurred around 7:00 am when the rider, identified as 26-year-old Uriel Garcia, was riding on Bursera Way. Reports state that while turning onto HWY-74, a collision occurred between him and a truck already on the highway (the driver of which has not been identified). Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene, and no other injuries were reported. Investigating authorities will look into factors such as right-of-way and speed. They have also already stated that intoxication is likely not a factor in the incident. It is a tragic reality for riders, that no matter who is at-fault in an accident, it’s the rider who will almost always pay the price. The Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest and most sincere condolences to the affected family and friends of this incident. We beg you readers to please,
December 19, 2014 A motorcyclist was killed last Sunday in an accident that left one dead and another with moderate injuries. The victim of the accident has been identified by Riverside County Coroner’s Office as 62-year-old Thomas Gomez. According to police, the two motorcycles collided on Deep Canyon Road near Coral Bell Circle. Following the collision, Gomez was pronounced dead at around 8:30 pm. The other rider was rushed to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The incident led to the temporary closure of Deep Canyon Road from Lavender Way to Coral Bells Circle. As riders we are always highly aware of our greatest dangers on the road – drivers and changing road conditions. It’s easy to overlook the possibility that motorcycles on the road can pose just as great, albeit less common, of a danger to us. It’s a tragedy that Thomas Gomez lost his life in this incident, and conversely a marvel that the second riders in the incident
January 5, 2014 A young rider was killed last weekend when, from injuries sustained while riding in Ocotillo Wells. The rider has been identified as 17-year-old Alex Chisholm. Reports say the young rider lost control of his dirtbike while going around 25 mph. He hit a small sand dune which caused him to go over the handlebars. Whilst being ejected Chisholm’s abdomen contacted the handlebars, which may be related to the cause of death. Reports from the Daily Pilot state that no one witnessed the crash. It is also reported that the crash “totaled” the dirtbike and left Chisholm on the ground waiting for someone to find him. When this happened he complained of abdomen pain and was airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. Despite the best efforts by doctors, Chisholm was reported dead at 11:02 pm, according to a statement released by the Riverside County coroner’s office. No cause of death has been cited. Having grown
December 20, 2013 A man was killed on Monday while riding on the 91 freeway in Riverside when a suspected drunk driver smashed into him from behind. The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Mark Esparza of Rialto. According to the California Highway Patrol he was riding westbound in the center-lane on his 2005 Yamaha when he was struck from behind near Central Avenue in Riverside. CHP Officer Travis Monks says that the driver of the other vehicle has been identified as 23-year-old Monique Elisa Johnson. Apparently she failed to see the victim slowing down. Monks says that the Mazda’s collision with the motorcycle caused “the rider to become ejected onto the roadway”. After hitting the rider, Johnson then fled the scene. A short time later she was found and arrested in the city of Riverside. She is not reported to have sustained any injuries. Esparaza however was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The charges
December 12, 2013 A woman from Alberta, Canada was killed on November 21st when, while riding in the rain with her fiancé, their motorcycle crashed in Temecula. The 60-year-old woman was from Alberta, Canada, and the pair was riding a 2014 Harley Davidson alongside another couple when the accident occurred. They were riding up Rainbow Canyon Rd around noon when the crash took place. Details of the accident indicate that the bike low-sided as it lost traction on the double yellow lines. The woman and the man were both wearing helmets at the time. Both were rushed to the hospital with major injuries, but it was the woman who was pronounced dead hours later at Temecula Valley Hospital. The man was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar with injuries to his arms and legs. The man has been identified as Charles Arnstin, the woman’s name had not been released. Apparently both couples are said to be from Alberta
October 8, 2013 A Lynwood motorcycle rider is dead after a crash which took place in Menifee, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. 37-year-old Vincent Longoria was found in the dirt beside his Suzuki motorcycle near the 31000 block of Haun Road and the intersection with Holland Road. According to Melody Hendrickson of the Riverside County Fire Department, Longoria was the only one involved in the accident. Preliminary reports indicate that the rider was traveling north on Haun Road when he lost control after leaving the pavement. Stories like these tug at the hearts of all riders who can sympathize with the fallen rider. A man riding alone and doing what he loves suddenly finds himself headed off the shoulder and unable to recover. Most of us know the feeling that befalls a rider in these situations, and for this reason especially the story of Vincent Longoria is both relatable and foreign to all riders who at one time
A solo motorcycle crash on Sunday is being investigated by police in Riverside. The rider, Irving Rizzo-Thomas, 23, hit a curb while heading west on Riverside Drive near Concord Avenue around 9:30 am. According to police reports Irving was riding at a high rate of speed and the collision sent him airborne. After being rushed to Chino Valley Medical Center, Rizzo-Thomas was pronounced dead at 10:01 am. During the investigation, authorities closed Riverside Dr between the Avenues of Ramona and Norton until 3 pm. If you have any information regarding this accident, please call the police at 909-628-1234 Solo motorcycle accidents are the most preventable form of crash afflicting riders. All too often the Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw see incidents occurring that are instigated by other traffic, enough so that solo accidents can be both surprising and discomforting. We wish the family of this victim our condonlences during this time, and hope our fellow riders stay safe