HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) – Family and friends are shocked and heartbroken as they continue to learn about the death of Doug Mann, 37, who was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday night.
The fatal accident happened just after 10:00 pm, on August 13th at the intersection of Main Street and Timberlane Avenue in Hesperia.
Officials said Mann was riding his Honda motorcycle westbound on Main Street when a Hyundai sedan driven by a 22-year-old Hesperia man was attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Timberlane Avenue. Mann was unable to stop and collided with the Hyundai and was thrown approximately 25 feet from the bike.
Mann sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at Desert Valley Hospital.
“He was a great man, well-known for his kind, generous and lovingness in the community & the 4×4 community. He was taken way too soon. RIP Doug, you will be truly missed. Prayers to your family, friends and loved ones,” said Anne Schroeder.
The recent tragedy is raising questions about safety at the busy intersection by those living in the area and motorist who frequently use the roadway. The posted speed limit is 45 mph, however, residents argue that people drive much faster than the posted signs.
Victor Valley News Group member Michelle Bruno says she would like to see a stop sign installed. “I was just in a bad car accident in that intersection in October and have heard of several other fatal crashes there.”
On March 29th, 2016 Charles James Lovell, 60, of Hesperia, was killed when a Kia Optima traveling south on Timberlane failed to stop at the Main Street stop sign. The vehicle broadsided Lovell’s Suzuki Motorcycle that was riding west on Main Street, officials said.
At this time it’s unknown if the City of Hesperia has any plans in the works on installing either a traffic light, flashing lights, or a 4-way stop sign.
A Gofundme campaign started by Doug Mann’s 18-year-old son Douglas Mann is hoping to raise money for his father’s services. Donations can be made using the following link: Doug Mann Greatest Mann Out There.
Anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the collision is asked to contact Deputy Scott Lafond at the Hesperia Station (760) 947-1500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com
Motorcyclist Killed in Main Street Crash in Hesperia