Motorcycle Crashes Into Tow Truck; Driver Dead at Scene
Riverside, CA – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred at Hillside Avenue and Arlington Avenue in Riverside on Saturday night. Police say a 54-year-old Cypress man that was riding his motorcycle crashed into a flatbed tow truck while making a turn at the intersection. The motorcyclist died at the scene but has not been publicly identified due to pending family notification.
The Orange County motorcycle accident occurred at 9:47 p.m. The motorcyclist was trapped under the truck when police arrived on the scene. Firefighters from the local fire department were called to the scene where they freed the man. Firefighters attempted to perform life support on the man at the scene of the bike accident. Unfortunately, the motorcycle driver was killed at the scene.
The motorcycle was traveling in the westbound lane as the tow truck was turning from the eastbound lane of Arlington Ave. onto Hillside Ave. The truck was making a left hand turn when the motorcyclist collided into the back. Police are still investigating the motorcycle accident.
Orange County Motorcycle Accidents
Orange County is home to mesmerizing beaches, tall mountains, sunshine and palm trees and all the other great attributes that we love about California. This stretch of Southern California coastline also has its unique qualities, like Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, surfing in San Clemente, and whale watching in Dana Point. The OC is a popular destination for spring break, retirees and anyone searching for a vibrant, relaxing lifestyle in California.
A lesser known fact about Orange County is that it is home to some of the most dangerous roads in California. Considering the size of the state and the number of roads that compose the sunshine state, this news is alarming. Cypress and Riverside each have their own dangerous intersections, highways, and freeways. Due to heavy traffic from commuters, drivers and riders are more likely to be involved in a motorcycle accident than in years past. Highway 138 in Orange County was investigated by Dateline and deemed to be the most dangerous two-lane highway in the country! This line of highway is responsible for many motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle accidents every single year.
A car accident can be a devastating accident, but fortunately, many of them involve only minor injuries and property damage. A motorcycle accident, on the other hand, often leaves the victims with severe, life-threatening injuries and substantial property damage to the motorbike. Many motorcycle accidents are fatal, such as the incident that occurred in Riverside, CA. Motorcyclists lack the protection that drivers of cars, trucks, and SUVs enjoy, resulting in serious injuries from the force of the impact when a motorcycle accident occurs. Weather conditions also impact the risks of being involved in a motorcycle accident. Rain is a common weather element that causes motor vehicle accidents because visibility is reduced, and oils on the roads combines with the rain to reduce traction. Distracted driving is another common cause of automobile crashes in Orange County.
Talk to an Orange County Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident or a car accident that leaves you with serious injuries, or proves fatal to a loved one, get in touch with an experienced Orange County motorcycle accident lawyer. With the help of an experienced motorcycle crash attorney, justice can be yours after a serious bike accident. Contact a California accident attorney from Chudleigh Law P.C. for a free case review.
Disclaimer: As the result of secondary sources used to complete this article, Chudleigh Law P.C. has not independently verified all facts contained in this post. If you read something in this blog that in inaccurate please contact Chudleigh Law P.C. and we will correct the mistake. As members of the Orange County and the Southern California community, we hope everyone in our community is safe. We cover events in this blog as a way to offer support to victims, and raise awareness to increase the safety of all drivers in Orange County, and Southern California. This information should not be construed as legal advice.