LANCASTER – A 38-year-old Quartz Hill man was hospitalized with major injuries Sunday night after his motorcycle was rear-ended by a driver who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said.
The traffic collision happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway just north of Avenue F, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Durran Heaney was riding a 2019 Harley Davidson southbound on SR-14 in the No. 2 lane when he was rear-ended by a 2008 Honda that was traveling “at a high rate of speed,” the CHP report states.
“Both vehicles left the west roadway edge and overturned into the median,” the CHP report states.
The Honda’s driver, 32-year-old Miguel Garcia of Lancaster, “was arrested at Antelope Valley Hospital for driving under the influence of drugs and later booked at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Station Jail,” the CHP report states.
Garcia is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to LASD inmate records.
An update on Heaney’s condition was not immediately available Monday afternoon.
On 09/13/2020, at approximately 2150 hours, the California Highway Patrol Antelope Valley Area received a call of a traffic collision, with injuries, on southbound State Route 14 north of Avenue F. Officers arrived on scene and determined it to be a two vehicle collision, with major injuries. Los Angeles County Fire arrived on scene and transported two parties to Antelope Valley Hospital. Party #1 was driving southbound on State Route 14 at a high rate of speed in the #2 lane. Party #2 was riding southbound on State Route 14 in the #2 lane. Party #1 failed to slow for Party #2 ahead of him and the front of his vehicle collided with the rear of Party #2’s vehicle. Both vehicles left the west roadway edge and overturned into the median. Party #1 was arrested at Antelope Valley Hospital for driving under the influence of drugs and later booked at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Station Jail.