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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California  – Brandon William O’Harrow, 27, of Rancho Cucamonga was killed Thursday night when the driver of a 2003 Honda reportedly made a U-turn in front of him and the two vehicles crashed, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner.

About 6:14 p.m., O’Harrow was driving his 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle in the southbound lanes of Archibald Avenue near Banyan Street when his motorcycle crashed with the other vehicle. O’Harrow was ejected from the bike and he suffered severe injuries. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officers who responded to the scene of the crash pronounced him dead at the scene of the motorcycle accident.

The police department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the crash.

San Bernardino County Motorcycle Accident Statistics

There were two deaths and 16 injuries due to motorcycle crashes in Rancho Cucamonga in 2010, according to statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System Report. In San Bernardino County, there were 26 motorcyclists killed and 436 riders injured in motorcycle accidents reported in 2010, the report said.

There were 389 fatalities and 10,134 injuries to motorcyclists in California in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System 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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Anthony Mario Macias, 58, of Apple Valley Killed in Head-On Motorcycle Crash

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

BIG BEAR CITY, California – Anthony Mario Macias, 58, of Apple Valley was killed Wednesday afternoon after his Harley Davidson motorcycle rear-ended a car and then crashed head-on into another Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

Just after 3 p.m., Macias was driving his 2005 Harley Davidson southbound on State Route 18 north of Delta Way when traffic ahead of him came to an abrupt stop. The motorcyclist was not able to stop quickly enough and slammed into the left, rear fender of a Honda Accord. During the crash, Macias and his passenger were both ejected and thrown into oncoming traffic where they were struck by the rider of a 2011 Harley Davidson.

Macias suffered severe injuries and died at the scene about 3:28 p.m. His passenger and the rider of the other motorcycle were both injured in the crash. Paramedics responding to the scene transported the two injured people to nearby hospitals for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

California Highway Patrol officers and Big Bear City Fire Department emergency workers responded to the scene of the motorcycle accident about 3:11 p.m. The crash is now under investigation by the CHP.

San Bernardino County Motorcycle Accident Statistics

There were 347 fatalities and 9625 injuries to motorcyclists in California in 2010, according to statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System Report. Motorcycle crashes have declined slightly compared to the previous year when 389 fatalities were reported by motorcyclists with 10,134 injuries, the report said.

In San Bernardino County, there were 26 motorcyclist deaths and 436 reported injuries to motorcyclists in 2010, 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.

This article was sponsored by the Seegmiller Law Firm. Our attorneys offer a free consultation for prospective clients who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a crash. Call 1-855-ASK–WEST (1-855-275-9378) to speak with an attorney. For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

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