PHELEN, Calif. (VVNG.com) – California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash that involved a motorcycle rider and two cars, Thursday night in Phelan.
At approximately 10:23 p.m., October 5, 2023, CHP and San Bernardino County Fire responded to reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.
Upon arrival, first responders discovered a motorcycle, a 2000 Yamaha XVS 1100, laying in the westbound lane of Phelan Road, just west of Verbena Road, and the rider’s body in the middle of the westbound lanes of Phelan Road, east of Verbena Road. The male rider, identified as a 42-year-old resident of Hesperia, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
According to CHP logs, a car involved in the crash, possibly a BMW, struck the rider, launching him across the road before fleeing the scene.
A white 2021 Honda Pilot driven by a Phelan resident, 42, also struck the rider as he was on the ground. The Honda driver stayed and cooperated with officials.
“The preliminary investigation revealed the Yamaha was traveling westbound on Phelan Road, east of Coleridge Road at an undetermined speed, when an unknown vehicle, also traveling westbound at a high rate of speed, crashed into the rear of the Yamaha,” CHP news release stated.
“My son was killed last night by a hit and run driver, possibly a BMW. My son was on a motorcycle, and was rear ended and thrown 150 ft and then hit by another car which stopped to render aid, but it was too late. Hug your loved ones. You never know when it will be the last time,” stated the victims mother.
Westbound lanes of Phelan Road were shut down between Verbena and Hatfield Roads as authorities investigated.
This investigation will be handled to its conclusion by the CHP Victorville Area. Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact the CHP Victorville Area office at (760) 241-1186.
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