GILMAN SPRINGS, California – Suzanne Randa, 48, of Hemet was killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle accident on State Route 79, according to a Riverside County Sheriff Coroner press release.
Randa was a passenger on the motorcycle whose driver lost control of the vehicle on the northbound lanes of State Route 79 about a mile north of Gilman Springs Road. According to the report, Randa was ejected when the motorcycle crashed about 2 p.m. She was pronounced dead about 2:27 p.m., the report said.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the motorcycle crash to determine what happened.
Riverside County, California Motorcycle Accident Statistics
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 Hemet, there was a single motorcyclist death and 13 reported injuries to motorcyclists in 2009, according to the CHP report. Additionally, five people were killed in overall traffic accidents and 335 injured the same year. Also, Riverside County reported 31 deaths and 500 injuries to motorcyclists in 2009.
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.
Police are required to investigate every motorcycle accident involving a fatality to determine the cause of the crash, said Attorney West Seegmiller. The investigation will seek to find out if either driver was under the influence of alcohol, distracted or if there were any circumstances that may have led to the crash that were illegal or reckless.
“Families of these victims killed in car accidents have lost a loved one and are forever changed due to both the emotional and financial loss,” said Seegmiller. “Drivers who make fatal mistakes must be held accountable for their actions.”
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