Motorcyclist critically injured after crashing into van

A motorcycle collided with a minivan Sunday afternoon, critically injuring the motorcyclist. Photo by LUIS MEZA

Photo by LUIS MEZA

LANCASTER – A 53-year-old man was critically injured Sunday, after crashing his motorcycle into a minivan.

The collision happened shortly before 4 p.m. at 27th Street West and Double Play Way, according to Lancaster Station spokesman Michael Rust.

The man was riding his motorcycle northbound on 27th Street West when he collided with a passenger van that was making a left turn from Double Play Way, coming out of the Cinemark Movie Theater parking lot.

“The motorcyclist was critically injured and he was transported to a local hospital where he was in critical condition,” said Rust. “Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.”

The driver of the van was not injured. Rust said the matter is still under investigation and authorities have not determined who was at fault in the collision.

Passenger airlifted to hospital after motorcycle crash

ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 20-year-old Lancaster woman was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries after a motorcycle accident late Saturday morning.

Danielle Martinez was a passenger on a Harley Davidson driven by 58-year-old Mark Strawn of Lancaster, according to a California Highway Patrol Report.

Around 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, Strawn was driving eastbound on Spunky Canyon Road (near Bouquet Canyon Road), at approximately 40 miles per hour, when he failed to negotiate a sharp turn on the roadway, the report states.

The Harley Davidson traveled onto the dirt shoulder, and both Strawn and Martinez were thrown from the bike onto the dirt shoulder.

Strawn suffered a sprained shoulder and lacerations to his left arm. Martinez was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries, according to the CHP report.



  1 comment for “Motorcyclist critically injured after crashing into van

  1. T-Bone
    June 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Well imagine that…Driver of another vehicle just fine while another Motorcycle Rider Critically Injured. Doesn’t this sound familiar! Open your eyes People!

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