Coroner’s officials identified the boy as Dorian Ramcharam.
The child succumbed to his injuries at Antelope Valley Hospital shortly after the collision, which occurred around 8:46 p.m. Thursday, May 15 on Avenue K at 15th Street East in Lancaster, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“The preliminary investigation indicates a motorcyclist was eastbound on Avenue K when the driver of a 98 Chrysler Concorde made a left turn in front of him,” Jennings stated. “The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the car and struck it on the right rear passenger door.”
“The passenger sitting at that door, a five-year-old male, took the full force of the collision,” Jennings continued.
The motorcyclist suffered significant injuries and is in serious condition, according to Jennings. The Chrysler’s driver and another passenger received minor to moderate injuries, stated Jennings.
The names of the drivers were not immediately available Friday morning.
Witnesses at the crash site stated the light was yellow for both parties, according to Jennings.
It is unknown if alcohol was a factor at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff Station’s Traffic Detail at 661-948-8466.
UPDATED 5/23/14: The motorcyclist, identified as 30-year-old Oscar Garcia, passed away on May 21. Read our updated story at: Motorcyclist dies after Lancaster crash, vigil set for Saturday