A motorcycle crash during the morning commute yesterday took the life of the motorcyclist involved in the incident.
The crash occurred at about 9:45 in the morning in San Dimas. A Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle was traveling north along the 57 Freeway at a reported 70 miles per hour. At some point, the vehicle became positioned behind a Ford F-150 that was going at speeds of 55 or 60 mph. The accident took place when the two vehicles approached the area north of Covina Boulevard, near to the Arrow Highway.
Another vehicle reportedly set out to change lanes in front of the Ford truck, and the F-150 slowed down to allow that lane change to take place. The motorcycle, unfortunately, was unable to stop in time to avoid a crash, and reportedly careened into the back of the Ford. The driver of the motorcycle lost control and was thrown off the vehicle and onto the street.
Paramedics responded to the scene, but it was to no avail. The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries and passed away shortly after 10 o’clock.
The left three lanes of the highway had to be shut down for about three hours to allow officials to respond to the scene. The incident was being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, who provided the details of the crash.