LANCASTER – A motorcyclist was killed and his female passenger was injured Thursday night after the bike they were riding collided with a car in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
The fatal crash happened around 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, on Gadsden Avenue at Avenue K, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates the driver of a white 2000 Lexus GS350 was traveling north on Gadsden Avenue and made a left turn (west on Avenue K) into the path of a 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle,” Jennings stated. “The two collided head on, causing the motorcycle operator and his passenger to be thrown to the southwest sidewalk.”
All parties were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.
The motorcyclist, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
His passenger received moderate, non-life threatening injuries, according to Jennings, and the driver of the Lexus was treated for minor injuries.
“It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor at this time,” Jennings stated.
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station traffic detectives are handling the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this fatal collision should contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.