Southern California Motorcycle Crashes this week

Camarillo Motorcycle Crashed Into a Train – April 21st, 2016

Camarillo Motorcycle Crashed into a train. A 26 year-old man and a 23 year-old woman were riding a motorcycle through an intersection near Fifth Avenue and Las Posas Road around 6pm when they struck a Metrolink Train injuring the male rider and killing the woman passenger. The male was intoxicated while operating the motorcycle and arrested after he was treated from the VCMC Hopsital.

The Train had approximately 20 passengers aboard when the crash happened. A video camera positioned on the train was recovered for evidence. After the CHP finished their investigation the train was back on track for it’s daily travel. The investigation delayed the train for 2 hours before it continued its route. The crash may delay schedules Friday morning due to inspection of the train for operation.

Source: Ventura County Star

Motorcyclist Killed in Arleta on the 5 Freeway – April 21st 2016

Around 12:35 am on the southbound 5 Freeway near Osborne Street a motorcyclist ran into the back of a black pickup truck and ejected from the motorcycle. A big rig then struck the motorcyclist and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 5 Freeway was shutdown for a half an hour before traffic was able to move again.

The man in the black pickup truck was fine in his pickup but could not escape his truck until help arrived. The pickup’s truck bed cage had collapse enough to not allow the driver to escape out the doors and the jaws-of-life had to help release him.

The motorcyclist who collided with this pickup truck early Wednesday, April 20, 2016, on the 5 Freeway in Arleta died after he was then struck by a big rig. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)

The freeway was cleared and operational along with the cancelled SigAlert at 4:42 am.

Source: Daily News

BIKER DOWN ALERT -April 21st 2016

bikerMember reported at 5:06 pm in Downey

Member stated a biker went down on fifth and lakewood in Downey. Bike was a black/silver with a green stunt cage. EMT was on scene. Member did say police stated rider was going to be okay, just in some pain.Rider was already gone by the time member arrived. No colors reported. No other info at this time.

BIKER DOWN ALERT – April 20th 2016

member reported Wednesday April 20 at 540pm at Long beach Blvd

Member reported a downed biker on the 105 East near the Long Beach Blvd. It was reported as a white Honda CBR with turquoise race rails. No colors reported. No other info at this time.

BIKER DOWN ALERT – April 20th 2016

Member reported Wednesday April 20 at 838 am on the I-15 S

Member reported a downed biker on the 15 south, near the 56, in the HOV lane. EMT was on scene. Biker was noted to be face down and unresponsive.There were two bikers/bikes on the shoulder next to the downed rider. Member stated the rider appeared to be wearing a full face flat black helmet, along with dark clothing, dark bookbag,possibly a Navy colored uniform. No colors reported. No other info at this time.

These are just a few of the motorcycle accidents that were reported by people of a motorcycle community on Facebook called Biker Down Alerts [SoCal] where members can report motorcycle accidents and are very responsive in posting the latest motorcycle crash news. This community was started in 2013 and now has over 12,000 people following.

At The Reinecke Law Firm we are always sad to hear of tragic accidents involving motorcycle deaths. We send our deepest condolences to the friends and families that were involved with these motorcycle accidents, we also hope for a speedy recovery to those who are still with us. The Reinecke Law Firm has fought for riders for over 28 years and has helped thousands of riders regain control of their lives following their accidents. If you or a loved one have been involved a motorcycle accident or crash Call The Reinecke Law Firm today for a free case evaluation at 1 (800) 275-8326. We Ride, We Fight, We Win!