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TEMECULA, California (June 17, 2013) – Pedestrian Dustin Alan Marine, 24, of Temecula was killed and a motorcyclist hospitalized Sunday night in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Rancho California and Moraga roads, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.

About 9:16 p.m., Marine was attempting to cross the road and was hit by the driver of a small compact Geo sedan, the report said. The driver of the car reportedly tried to stop traffic, but a motorcyclist collided with the disabled car at the scene as the driver tended to the pedestrian, according to a report by Southwest Riverside News Network.

Paramedics transported Marine and the injured motorcyclist by ambulance to Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta where Marine later died at 9:50 p.m. The motorcyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries, the news report said.

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Sources:  http://www.riversidesheriff.org/coroner/press/


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PALM DESERT, California — Jon Ely, 48, of Palm Desert was killed about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night when a truck made a left-hand turn in front of his motorcycle and the two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Indian Canyon Road and Tachevah Drive, according to a Riverside County Sheriff Coroner report.

Ely was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on North Indian Canyon Drive, but he was struck down when the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche turned left in front of him, according to news reports.  The male driver of the Chevrolet remained at the scene of the crash, but police have not released the man’s name. He suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The Palm Springs Police Department is investigating the crash to determine what happened to cause the motorcycle crash, however, initial indications confirm there was no alcohol involved.

Palm Desert Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic report there were no fatal motorcycle accidents, but there were seven motorcycle injury crashes in Palm Desert in 2009.  Overall there were 213 injury traffic accidents in the city that year. However, there were 30 motorcyclists killed and 500 motorcyclists injured in crashes in Riverside County as well as 203 fatal and 7,974 injury crashes from all vehicles in the county in 2009.

Police investigate every motorcycle accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. The investigation will seek to find out if any other drivers were involved, whether anyone was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they were distracted or if there were any circumstances that may have led to the crash that were illegal or reckless.

“Families of motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents not only have to cope with the loss of a loved one, but often they want to know what happened and obtain justice if there was negligence involved,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of The Seegmiller Law Firm.


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DESERT CENTER, California –  An injured motorcyclist who suffered major injuries was air-lifted to a nearby hospital Monday afternoon following a crash on Interstate 10 freeway about two miles east of Corn Springs Road, according to a CAL FIRE/Riverside press release.

Paramedics responded to the scene of the crash about 1 p.m. to assist the victim of the crash just southeast of Joshua Tree National Park.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.

“Motorcyclists are nine times more likely to be injured in a traffic crash and 37 times more likely to be killed in one than those in passenger vehicles,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.

There were 389 fatalities and 10,134 injuries to motorcyclists in California in 2009, the latest statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System Report.

In Riverside County, there 31 fatal motorcyclist accidents and 500 reported injuries to motorcyclists in 2009, according to the CHP report.

In the United States, motorcyclist injuries made a significant drop, down roughly 9% to 82,000 injuries reported in 2010 compared to 90,000 injuries the year before. Fatal accidents were slightly up, 4,502 deaths were reported in 2010 compared to 4,469 in 2009.

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