October 8, 2013
A Riverside motorcycle rider has been killed in a dramatic accident that witnesses say injured 4 in addition to the downed biker.
Around 9 a.m. the California Highway Patrol received multiple calls reporting at least four vehicles, one of which was a motorcycle.
The rider, a 61-year-old San Bernardino man, apparently lost control of his bike while riding southbound on the 215 near Fifth Street on Saturday morning. He then slammed into the car in front of him, with the impact sending him through the air and into the center divider.
According to the Coroner's Office website, medical responders rushed him to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, however he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
His name has been withheld in lieu of next of kin notification.
It isn't clear what exactly caused the rider to lose control in this accident, but given early morning conditions we can speculate that it may have had something to do with the rider's awareness going into dense traffic conditions. It's heart-wrenching to see these types of accidents befall motorcyclists who are simply attempting to make it to work in the morning, or go about their various daily tasks without any intentions of pushing limits. The San Bernardino motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our sincerest condolences to all who knew and will be affected by the loss of this rider. We ask all our readers to please be careful on the motorways.