Summer is the time that most motorcyclists will take to the open road. It’s when most people to take advantage of the warmer weather and vacation time from work. Ask any motorcyclist, and they will tell you that there’s just something about the open road that’s like no other feeling in the world. Unfortunately, however, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in accidents involving motorcycles every year. The most significant number of crashes involving motorcyclists happen because riders are more exposed to the elements, as well as other motorists sharing the road. Update
Patch.com recently reported on its website that a Redondo Beach woman had been arrested for her role in a crash with a motorcyclist that ended with one person dead.
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In a statement, Redondo Beach Police Department Lt. Fabian Saucedo said on Sunday, August 11th, that the crash happened at the intersection Rindge Lane and Artesia Boulevard at approximately 6:25 p.m. when a motorcycle being ridden by Mark Sean, 51, of Redondo Beach, struck a passenger vehicle being driven by Samantha Natalie Herasme, 31, of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene and rushed Sean to Harbor General Hospital in critical condition. Sean later died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.
Police arrested Herasme at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influents of alcohol. Court records show that the judge set her bond at $100,000 on the charge of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Herasme posted bond and was released from jail on Monday evening.
As of Tuesday, August 13th, the accident was still under investigation.