FONTANA, California – Sergio Moral-Perez, 23, of Fontana was killed Thursday afternoon when another vehicle made a left-hand turn in front of him on Arrow Route, according to a report by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner’s office.
According to the report, Moral-Perez was traveling westbound at about 4:50 p.m. on Arrow Route when a car attempting to make a left-hand turn onto the street pulled in front of his motorcycle. The car was driving southbound on Almond Avenue prior to pulling in front of the motorcyclist.
The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident. California Highway Patrol officers are investigating and incident and hoping any witnesses come forward.
San Bernardino County Motorcycle Accident Statistics
San Bernardino County Motorcycle Accident law firms report 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 San Bernardino County, there were 32 motorcyclist deaths and 450 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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