Motorcyclist Killed in Collision on Sanderson Avenue
Harold Rodriguez-Berrios died in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday evening in Hemet.
The incident occurred on June 8th on Sanderson Avenue.
According to reports, Berrios was traveling north on his Suzuki motorcycle at the same time a Ford Taurus was traveling south.
The Ford made a left turn into a car wash parking lot, going directly into the path of the rider.
It was around 6:45 p.m. when the two collided. Berrios was ejected due to the impact and suffered severe injuries.
Paramedics rushed the rider to the Riverside University Medical Center where he sadly died.
The involved driver stopped at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Police also issued a closure of a stretch of Sanderson Avenue for a period of time.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Harold Rodriguez-Berrios.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.