LANCASTER – A 47-year-old Lancaster man died early Sunday morning after his motorcycle slammed into the back of a car in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
Jody Forbes Tapia was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The collision occurred around 12:30 a.m.Sunday, June 4, on Avenue J at Challenger Way, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed a Mazda 6, being driven by a male driver, was stopped at a red light on Avenue J at Challenger Way at about 12:30 a.m. When the light turned green the Mazda began to accelerate into the intersection,” the news release states.
“A motorcycle, being ridden by a male adult, was riding on Avenue J approaching Challenger Way when he collided into the back of the Mazda. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the motorcycle rider to a local hospital where he passed away as a result of the injuries from the collision,” the news release states.
“The cause of the collision is still under investigation. It is unknown if the motorcycle rider was under the influence or speeding at the time of the collision,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
16 comments for "Motorcyclist killed in Lancaster traffic crash"
wayburn and melody says
JT and family, so sorry for your loss. We would have commented sooner but just now found this site. Though we only met Jody once while you were doing some work for us we sensed a strong bond between the two of you. May God and Father of us all Bless and keep you and your extended family in the Hollow of His hands.
STRONG BELIEVER says
So Sorry For Your Loss JT Our Hearts And Prayers Go Out To You & Your Family May God Comfort You All During This Difficult Time And Always Know Your BrotherJody Will Always Be By Yourside You Were His Idol The Love You Two Shared Will Live On Forever You’ll Always Feel Him Around You , And In Your Heart He Will Always Be.
God Bless You All
Righteously announced,knowingly that Jody has his eye’s on the Family,just keep in heart and mind you have an ANGEL watching over you all,and yes it is not FAIR ,but we must believe and trust in our Lords dissions,PEACE BE WITH YOU AND HIS BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS,Lovingly Speaking,His Cousin ♥PHYLLIS. (Alias) Ding Dong
This is Jody Tapia’s wife Monica Tapia I miss my husband to no end the girls and I have been trying to keep it together I love you so much baby my tears just keep flowing we spend time at the site to be near you no mention of me has been said but he was my husband we got married this year April 28th we’ve been together since May 30th of last year
Gilbert Tapia says
So sorry for your lost, my GOD comfort all the family,
J T says
My Heart is so broken..My little Brother Jody gone too soon Condolences to my brother Bambino,My Dad and to My Neices and to my Brothers mom Joanne…Praying for you all…May God comfort you all in this time…
David Sanders says
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Are is broken for the lost of are Little Brother Jody gone to soon .. Condolences to are Brother Bambino, are Dad,Are 2 Beautiful Nieses.And to are Brothers mom Joanne…
Blizzard W. says
To Jody’s Family may you get comfort and strengthened through the promise of our Almighty heavenly God found in Isaiah 32:17 The result of true righteousness will be peace,And the fruitage of true righteousness will be lasting tranquillity and security. 18 My people will dwell in a peaceful abiding place,In secure dwellings and in tranquil resting-places
oscar garcia says
So sorry for your loss- our condolences
Praying for family and friends. I am so dry for you loss!
Jody ,squinkly unbelievable,may you find peace,In GODS tender embrace,,My sincerest heartfelt Sympathy gose to your family,prayers going up for blessings to come down, I love you Cousin thank you for the good times we shared growing.up ♥♥PHYLLIS
Cathy Marquez says
We are so sorry to hear about Jody are prayers are out to the family.
Love Cathy Chris Vera
Jessica Imperial says
Gonna MISS U primo❤
My Condolences to the family may our Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you during this difficult time