LANCASTER – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Lancaster Monday night, and authorities are searching for the hit-and-run driver.
The fatal collision happened around 9:28 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the intersection of Avenue L and 25th Street West, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist was westbound on Avenue L when a blue Toyota sedan traveling eastbound made a left turn against a red arrow to travel northbound on 25th Street West. The motorcyclist crashed into the blue Toyota sedan… [and] the blue Toyota sedan fled the scene northbound on 25th Street West,” the news release states.
The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries. His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
The blue Toyota sedan is expected to have significant crash damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. Anyone with information on this crash is encouraged to contact Lancaster Sheriff’s Station traffic investigators at 661-948-8466.
21 comments for "Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Lancaster, driver sought"
I see people speeding every single day like were are you all in a hurry to ? Most of these people are just pleasure driving like maniacs through the streets high or drunk killing innocent people .
We all need to slow down. May this man rip.
Sorry to the person that lost their lives and I hope they catch the scumbag. People driving in Palmdale and Lancaster are some of the worst i’ve ever experienced. I couldn’t tell you how many I can count on a daily basis on the way to the gym with no headlights on…..the city of Palmdale and Landgangster also have a problem with their traffic lights as well….sometimes I sit at a left turn arrow waaaaaaaay longer than I should, something is wrong with the sensors or how the light changes and needs to be fixed.
I hope they catch this P.O.S. and charge him with vehicular manslaughter.
Connie McDougall says
This is so sad & I feel we all need to slow down & look around when you approach a signal or intersection. Prayers for the family.
Cindy Kinney says
Please turn yourself in. Karma is a terrible thing and you will suffer the consequences of your actions. I’m sure it was not your intent that day when you woke up and decided you were going to go out and kill somebody, this is why they are called accidents. Please give his family and loved one’s some peace and comfort and allow them to grieve for their loss. God Bless you
Nope. Almost all “accidents” can be prevented with reasonable caution. Obviously, this was very preventable as there was no semblance of caution. The CHP calls these pseudo accidents “traffic collisions” (TC’s). There is no “accident” about it. Just entitled or distracted people and a lot of stupidity in most cases.
Tim Scott says
The defining characteristic of an accident is the lack of intent, not whether or not caution could have prevented it. It is up to a court process to determine if there was reasonable caution taken or reckless behavior that contributed to the accident, but as long as there was no intent it was an accident.
You seem to be implying that the only reasonable level of caution is to be a ‘perfect’ driver; attention never wavering, always looking the right direction, eyes ticking from front through mirrors and side checks like a metronome. That doesn’t happen, and if you think you are doing it you are kidding yourself.
Tim, Call me Superman. I’m a really good driver and rider. I’ve had one accident where a kid ran into the back of me when I was doing 75 in the right lane on the 14. He was over 95 mph. One accident ever and I’m 70 yrs old. I still ride Ducatis on Bouquet Canyon. Idiots turn left in front of bikes all the time and I see it often. I’ve even had a couple of words with them at times. There’s a lot of stupid, drunks, stoners, texters and everything else out there.
Stupids, drunks, stoners, texters and everything else says
Heeeeeey, leave us out of it.
Tim Scott says
I think you might be surprised at how many people drive stupid and still get through it all saying the same ‘never had an accident’ thing. I was actually riding in a minivan with an older neighbor one time as he was telling us all about how he had never gotten a ticket…and he rolled right through a red light and scared half the life out of all of us including himself. I acknowledge your accomplishment and appreciate your efforts, but there are a lot of people out there getting similar results through more luck than craft.
One more thing. I used the word “accident” as a habit.
“Accidents” are blameless.
Let me say it again, “Accidents are blameless”.
Like I said, this motorcycle wreck was no accident. I hope they catch the coward. They won’t be turning themselves in.
My sincerest sympathy.
Tim Scott says
Bruce I think “without intent” is more accurate than “blameless.” You can ALWAYS find someone or something to blame for an accident, because there is always something that could have prevented it.
I was cruising down Avenue O eastbound one time and this woman pulled right out in front of me to turn left onto the westbound. She looked to her left left, then right, then went, because she didn’t see me. If she had looked a second time maybe she would have, but is it reasonable to expect people to sit at a stop sign wagging their head back and forth? No. So she took reasonable precautions and looked both ways. It was five o’clockish on a summer afternoon and maybe she lost me in the sun glare. Maybe if I had had my headlights on she’d have seen me. But is it reasonable to expect people to turn on their headlights three hours before sunset? No, so I also took reasonable precautions. Way back in the day the streets could have been laid out to run NW-SW and NE-SE so that there would never be drivers ‘with the sun at their backs’ so maybe we can blame whoever did that, or blame the current city government for not tearing them all up and starting over, but that’s pretty unreasonable. There have been auto manufacturers that didn’t put switches on headlights so they were always on…for safety…but customers lashed them for ‘making headlights burn out and have to be replaced just to make a buck.’ If they had stuck to their guns and all the other manufacturers had gone along, probably through government regulation, maybe she’d have seen me, but who wants that? The ‘blame list’ is endless if you try hard.
Bottom line, everybody did their reasonable best, even though there’s plenty of blame to go around if you consider what could be done better that may have prevented the accident. Which was an accident because no one intended the outcome. She didn’t see me coming and intentionally throw a cross body block with her car. I didn’t turn my lights off trying to intentionally sneak up and dive at her like the red baron coming out of the sun. Legally, she was ruled ‘at fault,’ because insurance companies pretty much demand that such rulings get made, but it was still an accident, not an attack.
Driver Sought says
Lil chuccy says
Keep yo negative comments away from my cousin memories, lil Chuccy said it so if there’s a issue I can pull up or drop location. My cousin didn’t hurt nobody but got hurt because a coward can’t face what he did.
Ur sick dude
God bless ur family
Whoever did this to my son father should just turn yourself in you see/seen the damages to your vehicle I’m sure by now he didn’t deserve this
Lil Chuccy says
Rest in paradise cuzzo, ima miss you to the max. Our last memories will always be our best. I love you cuzzo.
Neico Torres says
This was my cousin. I hope the person who did this reads this. Because you were being stupid and ran a red light you took a husband from his wife they just got married on Valentine’s Day, you took a father away from his children, you took him away from his siblings you took him away from his family and friends who adored him all because you ran a red light I hope wherever you just had to get to was worth it.
I’M SO SORRY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I HOPE THEY CATCH THE PERSON AND THEY ROT IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES..
PITTY MOM says
This intersection is so bad. My condolences to the family. I saw this on my way home late last night. I spoke to the sheriff’s and told them they need to do more to stop the speeders.
Come on people of the AV. Why do you have to go so fast? There are children out playing, families walking their dogs, people jogging. There is just no need to race these roads like it’s a speedway.
Just remember, karma is a bitch!