Rider Collides with Car Driven by Unlicensed Teen Driver
HESPERIA, California (April 17, 2016) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision Sunday afternoon on Seventh Avenue, just south of Bear Valley Road, according to the Daily Press. (map)
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the 22-year-old Hesperia man was riding his motorcycle north on Seventh Avenue approaching Sequoia Avenue when at the same time a sedan headed west on Sequoia stopped at a stop sign about 12:46 p.m.
The car which was driven by a 16-year-old girl then continued onto Seventh.
As per the article, the rider did not have time to react and struck the vehicle near the driver’s side. He was thrown from his bike and slid halfway underneath the sedan.
The victim was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with apparent broken arm and internal injuries. His name was not released.
Meanwhile, deputies affirmed the driver reportedly did not see the motorcyclist. She sustained cuts to her face from broken glass debris and was taken to Victor Valley Global Medical Center for treatment.
It was determined that the 16-year-old is unlicensed. Her two passengers at the time, her grandma and a 12-year-old boy, were unharmed.
Alcohol and speed did not appear to have played a role in the crash which is still under investigation.
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