fontana motorcycle accident

Photo courtesy of Fontana Herald News

October 14, 2014

A rider was killed last week in an early morning traffic accident in Fontana.

The crash occurred just before 6:00 am at the intersection of Slover and Catawba, which are in the southwest of the city.

The San Bernardino County coroner has identified 22-year-old Adrian Melecio of Bloomington as the victim.

Reports indicate that he was riding his 2005 Yamaha R6 when a 2006 Chevrolet HHR pulled out in front of him.

Police say that the bike collided with the HHR, ejecting Melecio. While laying in the intersection he was then run over by another vehicle traveling westbound.

Emergency responders rushed Melecio to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The HHR driver was also taken to the hospital complaining of neck and arm pain.

One of the most common causes of death for riders is vehicles turning in front of us. We are frequently taken off-guard because we see the car clearly in front of us, and they should see us. We have headlights, reflective gear and a rather large chunk of metal all moving down the road, but for one reason or another drivers are still oblivious to our presence.

Our heartfelt and sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragedy. It is an event which is dreaded by anyone who knows a motorcycle rider, and for this, such an occurrence is felt by all of the riding community.

Any questions pertaining to this event can be answered by a San Bernardino motorcycle accident attorney at 1-888-5-RIDERZ