Teen motorcyclist collides with AVTA Bus

LANCASTER –   An 18-year-old motorcycle rider sustained serious injury Tuesday (Nov. 13) after hitting the rear left side of a stationary Antelope Valley Transit Authority bus, AVTA officials said.

The collision happened around 1:30 p.m. on Rancho Vista Boulevard, near 15th Street West in Palmdale.

The AVTA bus was pulled over to the curb and passengers were disembarking when the collision occurred. Twelve passengers were on board the bus, but none sustained injury, AVTA officials said.

Sheriff’s deputies report the motorcycle rider, whose name was not released, sustained serious injury to his leg. He was taken by ambulance to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment

“Our prayers go out to the family of this young man who was seriously injured today,” said AVTA Executive Director Julie Austin in a statement. “We are very sad that such a traumatic incident has befallen this young person and we hope for a quick recovery.”

The collision remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

  9 comments for “Teen motorcyclist collides with AVTA Bus

  1. tyler
    November 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

    i was driving west on ave p ( rancho vista) when this occured, heard the pop, looked over and saw all this happening. blocked the turning lane to go south, on 15th ran to his side and waited for police or help of any kind to get there. wish i could of done more, i did kneel down and pray with him while he was layin there. my prayers will continue to be with him and his family

  2. Brian
    November 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Saw this right after they took him away..I’m a long tome rider and still can’t figure how he hit that thing…

    • Concered
      November 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Wasn’t paying attention!!

      • dumbandblind
        December 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

        Always the truth gets down voted. Cheers.

    • dumbandblind
      December 4, 2012 at 11:19 am

      That question is best answered by the one hospitalized.

  3. Valerie
    November 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    [Removed] motorcyclist they drive very recklessly and they have no respect.

    • Lori
      November 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      First lumping all motorcyclists into one mold is wrong! Not every rider has no respect for the road or others. Furthermore I was under the understanding that attacking any one type of person on this site was not permitted. Some drivers (of cars) have no respect either!! I can no count how man times I have been cut off or beliggerantly yelled at by drivers with no concern for anyone but themselves and how quickly they et to their destination.

    • Sedrick
      November 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Only a person with an IQ on the low end of the scale would make an uninformed, ignorant statement like that. You no doubt refer to motorcycles as ‘murdercycles’, and think all riders are hell’s angels; TSK, TSK.

    • ExpertTroll
      November 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      I could say the same thing about people who use the handle “Valerie” with equal validity.

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