Motorcycle Rider Dies Following Van Accident

Investigators are working to determine fault regarding a deadly motorcycle crash in Riverside Thursday afternoon.

It was around 2:12 p.m. at the intersection of University Avenue and Orange Street when the crash occurred. 

Police reported that a Ford Transit Connect van heading west crossed paths with the eastbound motorcyclist. 

It is unclear at this time what caused the collision.

The rider was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where he sadly died due to his injuries. 

The van driver did not suffer any injuries and stayed at the scene to cooperate. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

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

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