Van Turns Into Oncoming Traffic

Motorcyclist Injured In Garden Grove After Van Turns Onto Oncoming Traffic

On Saturday, July 24th, a suspected DUI driver operating a van made an unsafe lane change which resulted in the fatality of a motorcyclist. This occurred at the intersection of Haster Street and Lampson Avenue around 6:30 p.m. in Garden Grove, California. 

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency crews of the Orange County Fire Department arrived. 

The driver remained at the scene and was administered field sobriety tests which resulted in an arrest shortly after. 

Those with any additional information are advised to contact the Garden Grove Police Department as this is still under 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