Motorcycle Accident Claims the Life of Dustin Tinoco
Dustin Tinoco, 21, has been ID’d as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident that happened August 2nd.
The crash took place Monday afternoon around 4:40 p.m. in La Habra at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Sheffield Drive. Tinoco collided with another car; however, the identity of the other driver has not been disclosed.
Debris from the accident also injured a pedestrian nearby.
Paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene to provide medical aid to Tinoco. He ended up being transported to a hospital nearby where he later died as a result of his injuries.
The pedestrian suffered minor injuries and the other driver involved did not sustain any injuries.
Southbound Beach Boulevard along with Lambert Road was closed temporarily while authorities conducted an investigation.
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