August 13, 2015
The motorcycle community lost one of their own in a crash which occurred about 15 miles from Baker, California.
Ryan Camara, spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, says that a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle was called in around 2:45 pm on Monday, August 3rd.
According to Camara, the incident occurred on HWY-127. Responding officers found the unidentified 51-year-old man in the desert next to the roadway. He was pronounced dead on-scene.
Investigators report that the man had failed to complete a left hand turn. His motorcycle, a 2012 Yamaha, rode onto the dirt shoulder, at which point he appeared to have lost control. As the motorcycle went over an embankment, the rider was ejected from the bike.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner was deferring release of identity pending family notification. They did say the man was wearing his helmet, but beyond that were unsure to the specific cause of death.
Jeff Lewison of the Coroner’s division said that “usually in these types of cases it’s upper body trauma, but we don’t have that information available yet.”
Though most motorcyclists talk about “the open road”, the reality is it can be rather monotonous and occasionally downright boring. Sometimes it takes active vigilance to keep focused after miles on a stretch of highway, a truth that motorcyclists who are honest with themselves can admit. Of course an additional possibility is that something happened to the rider which caused the crash, like health complications or another driver traveling the other direction on the road.
The San Bernardino motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest, most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the rider affected by this tragedy.
We beg all our readers to please, stay safe and look out for yourselves and others while on the roadways.