Although motorcycles are in many ways more maneuverable, they are also smaller, lighter and there is very little to protect riders from the hazards of the road. Motorcyclists and their passengers are more at risk than the drivers and passengers of other types of vehicles.
Motorcyclists and their passengers are far more at risk than other motorists to severe injury or fatality than those in cars and trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 4,985 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2019.
The Daily Bulletin reports that earlier this month, a motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of the 215 Freeway in Perris.
According to a statement issued by a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, Officer Juan Quintero, the crash happened on Wednesday, May 20th, at approximately 1:40 a.m. near Harley Knox Boulevard and Van Buren Boulevard.
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Investigators say that the motorcyclist, 58-year-old Frank Jones of Menifee, was traveling at an unknown speed and lost control of his bike for an unknown reason. Jones was ejected from his motorcycle and onto the pavement of the Number 1 lane of the 215, where another southbound motorist struck him.
The driver that hit Jones stayed at the scene of the accident and is in full cooperation with the CHP.
Paramedics from the Riverside Fire Department arrived and pronounced Jones dead at the scene.
The accident is still currently under investigation