Motorcyclist Dies after Collision with Car in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, CA (March 20, 2019) – A motorcyclist died after his bike collided with a car in Bakersfield Thursday at about 10:30 a.m.
According to the authorities, a Dodge Avenger made a U-turn right in front of a motorcyclist. In addition, police state the accident occurred on 17th Avenue and Union Avenue.
Surveillance videos show that the motorcyclist hit the back of the car, was ejected the victim nearly 40 feet. As a result, the victim appeared to fall on his neck. He eventually somersaulted to a stop, almost hitting a bystander.
The motorcyclist was down in the roadway in front of Tire and Wheel Mart at 1661 Union Avenue. Soon after, the police arrived at the scene. He was transported to the hospital with major injuries but later died, as per the Bakersfield Police Department officials.
The surveillance video also reportedly showed that the motorcyclist appeared to be wearing a helmet. However, that information has yet to be confirmed. His bike was left torn in half and the Dodge sustained a dent on the trunk.
BPD Sergeant Jeff Saso said that based on the evidence that they have, it appeared that the sedan had made a right of way violation in front of the motorcyclist. Drugs and/or alcohol were ruled out as contributing factors in the incident. No tickets have been issued yet, and the crash remains under investigation.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the victim.
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