Rider Killed in Crash at Taft Highway and Heather Meadows Drive

Serious injuries were sustained in a motorcycle collision on Monday night in Bakersfield.

The incident took place on June 6th in the area of Taft Highway and Heather Meadows Drive. 

It is unclear at this time what caused a motorcycle and vehicle to collided around 9:20 p.m.

Due to the impact, the rider acquired major injuries and was taken to Kern Medical for treatment. 

He sadly died later at the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

There were also three others who were hospitalized with unspecified injuries. 

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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