ANAHEIM, California — Christopher Waldrop, 25, of Riverside was killed Sunday morning after a driver made a left-hand turn in front of his Yamaha motorcycle in front of 295 E. Orangethorpe Avenue, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.
About 8:46 a.m., Waldrop was traveling westbound on Orangethorpe Avenue when a 85-year-old woman in a Buick allegedly pulled out in front of the motorcycle to make a turn. Waldrop was unable to avoid the collision. Paramedics responding to the motorcycle accident scene transported Waldrop to Anaheim Regional Medical Center, Anaheim where he died a short time later at 9:24 a.m.
The motorcycle accident is under investigation by the Anaheim Police Department.
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