COSTA MESA, California (August 5, 2013) — Chad de Lorm, 40, of Huntington Beach was killed Sunday afternoon when the driver of a Honda Civic turned left in front of him into a shopping center on Adams Avenue just east of Royal Palm Drive near the Souplantation restaurant, according to a report by the Orange County Coroner and CBS News.
Just minutes before 4 p.m., Mr. de Lorm was riding his 2011 Kawasaki ZX motorcycle eastbound on Adams Avenue in the No. 2 lane at the same time Sandra Foley, 62, of Costa Mesa was traveling westbound on the same street in a 2005 Honda Civic, according to the coroner and CBS News.
Mr. De Lorm was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the coroner said.
The fatal motorcycle crash is under investigation by the Costa Mesa Police Department.
“Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury or death because drivers often pull in front of them to make a left-hand turn and they are unable to stop,” said Attorney West Thomas. “This motorcyclist appeared to have the right-of-way when the driver pulled in front of him and sadly he had no chance of avoiding the crash.”
Sources: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/04/motorcyclist-40-killed-in-costa-mesa-crash/, http://ws.ocsd.org/EServices/PressReleases_Default.aspx
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