ANTELOPE VALLEY – The California Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s helping in identifying the driver of a Honda Civic who knocked a 31-year-old man off his motorcycle Monday.
Kenneth Cooper of Littlerock sustained major injuries in the crash, including broken legs and a broken left arm.
The collision happened around 9:30 p.m., on Monday, April 30, on 96th Street East at Avenue S-10, according to a CHP report.
The driver of the Honda Civic was traveling at an unknown rate of speed west on Avenue S-10 and making a left turn onto 96th Street East, according to the report.
Cooper was riding a Honda Nighthawk north on 96th Street East approaching the intersection at approximately 45 miles per hour, the report states.
The Honda Civic failed to yield to the motorcycle before making the left hand turn and then crashed into the left rear of the motorcycle, the report states.
Cooper was thrown from his motorcycle into the roadway, suffering major injuries from the impact. The driver of the Honda Civic fled the scene, continuing south on 96th Street East. However, pieces of debris from the vehicle led officers to determine that the car was a possible 2008/2009 blue Honda Civic.
The collision is still under investigation. CHP officers are asking for help from the public in identifying the driver and locating the Honda Civic. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Officer J. Murawski or Officer R. Rockafellow at the Antelope Valley Area CHP Office at 661-948-8541.