February 9, 2015

A young man was killed on January 30th when he was involved in a collision with a pickup truck in the Inland Empire.

The rider has been identified as 18-year-old Aarym Joseph Kelley of Apple Valley.

Officials are stating that just before 6 pm, Kelley struck a northbound traveling 2001 Toyota pickup. Kelley was riding southbound on Pawnee Road at the intersection of Dotame Avenue when the incident occurred.

Aarym's mother, Janelle Kelley, said of him “Aarym was a light. He’d make everybody in the room feel like family and he would light up the room. He had so many friends and he had a huge smile. He was getting ready to graduate — he had 10 credits left. It’s just a life gone too soon. He had so much more to do…he’s going to be loved and missed. He was a soul that touched everyone he encountered.”

Intersections pose huge threats for riders. All-too-often, fatal accidents happen from an inattentive driver pulling in front of a rider. While the exact circumstances of this incident are unclear, the advice we regularly give to any rider, regardless of their experience, is to ride as if you're invisible. Often times people will see you and get out of your way, but it only takes once for a driver to cut you off at just the wrong moment for everything to change.

The San Bernardino motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest, most sincere condolences to the affected family and friends of Aarym.

As always we beg you riders, to stay safe and look out for yourselves out on the roadways.