Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Highway 173 in Hesperia
HESPERIA, CA (May 1, 2019) – A 45-year-old motorcyclist from Apple Valley was killed following a collision with a horse trailer Wednesday afternoon in Hesperia.
Around 1:48 pm, the California Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to a call of a motorcycle accident on Highway 173, near the front entrance of the Mojave River Forks Regional Park.
According to reports, a white Ducati motorcycle was traveling southbound on the highway. At the same time, a white Dodge Ram pulling a horse trailer was stopped at a posted stop sign, on a private paved road that intersects with Highway 173.
For unknown reasons, the driver of the Dodge Ram proceeded to make a left turn onto the northbound highway directly into the path of the motorcycle.
The rider then struck the left side of the pickup, causing him life-threatening injuries. Paramedics rushed him to Desert Valley Hospital, where he later died.
The driver of the Dodge pickup, 62-year-old Apple Valley woman, was unharmed.
The fatal incident is still under investigation, but alcohol and drugs have not been ruled out as possible contributing factors.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact the CHP Victorville Area office at (760) 241-1186.
During this mournful time, we would like to send our well-wishes and sincere sympathies to the grieving family and friends of the victim.
At The Sweet Law Group, we do not see ourselves as just your attorneys. Instead, we are your teammates. We are not willing to stop until the responsible party is ready to pay for what you fairly deserve. If you have lost a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence, we want you to help you obtain an adequate settlement that reflects the true value of your loss. For more details, please call us at (800) 674 7852.