A male 40-year-old was out riding his motorcycle Monday night and was killed in head-on collision while riding on a two-lane road near Lake Mathews in Riverside. Later identified to be Miguel Bethune, was riding a 2001 Indian Motorcycle east on Cajalco road after 6pm when he collided with a compact car causing him fatal injuries.
Witnesses reported Bethune riding in and out of traffic, back and forth over the double yellow line to avoid slower-moving vehicles. A Riverside woman was driving her Ford Flex West on the Cajalco Road when Bethune crossed over the double yellow line veering directly into her resulting in the head-on accident. The woman was treated for minor injuries and will be okay. Bethune past away at the scene.
The motorcycle accident caused a traffic jam as the road was shut down both ways for an hour for emergency personnel and an investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
Our Prayers and Wishes go out to the victims and their families of this terrible motorcycle accident, from the Tom Reinecke Motorcycle Law Firm, representing exclusively motorcyclists and their families for over 35 years.