LANCASTER – A motorcyclist died Wednesday night after his bike rear-ended a car in Lancaster, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 8:53 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, on Avenue K at 80th Street West, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates the driver of a 1994 Honda Accord was traveling east on Avenue K at approximately 50 MPH. The rider of a 2006 Suzuki GSXR750 was also traveling east on Avenue K behind the Accord,” Jennings stated in a news release. “As the two passed 80th Street West, the motorcycle collided with the rear end of the Accord at a speed significantly greater than the Accord was traveling.”
“The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in front of the still moving car,” Jennings continued.
The rider succumbed to his injuries at Antelope Valley Hospital.
He was a Lancaster man in his 30s, but his name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Thursday afternoon.
“The driver of the Accord was not impaired at the time of the collision. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor for the motorcyclist,” Jennings stated in the news release.
The collision is being investigated by the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Detail.